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Governor Perdue says state job future shows promise

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Georgia's unemployment rate still tops 10 percent, but the Governor thinks the worst is over.

Even so, he expects the rebound in jobs to be slow.  The Governor says state economic forecasters are seeing improvements on the job front.

But he says it will take time for job creation to bounce back and that education will be a key component for the unemployed.

Governor Perdue said "Georgia is going to continue to be a growing state when this re ignites, and it will be one of the fastest growing states. So we have got to work on the infrastructure issues, like transportation, like education, like healthcare, like economic development."

The Governor said that job training and education should be key to helping the unemployed land new jobs when the economy bounces back.

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