Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
Photo by Mark Pummell
Karen Platfoot, program manager for the area's Workforce Investment Act agency, helps an unemployed client fill out necessary paperwork. The county program has seen a dramatic increase of clients seeking help finding jobs. Although local unemployment rates remain about 2 percent below state and national levels, the number of jobless people and those affected by wage and hour cuts continues to rise.
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Local unemployment numbers went up in December and are predicted to go even higher in January. But those numbers alone may not accurately reflect the problems plaguing the Grand Lake area. Not represented in unemployment statis . . .
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