Poll- U.S. unemployment has remained above 8% for 43 months but do you feel like the local economy is in the crapper?
I don’t have any friends that are without a job. All of the restaurants we service are having great years and have told me that over the past 5 years things have gotten progressively better. The malls are always packed.
I don’t see a ton of for sale signs around town on houses like you normally do when housing goes to shit.
So I ask you, do you feel like the economy is horrible based on what you see around you? I’m not talking about the national 8% number I’m talking you personally? Do you feel like the economy around you is horrible?
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Results of the October 3rd local economy sentiment poll-
Today the Gloucester Daily Times has an article fleshing out the actual local numbers-
October 9, 2012
By Times Staff Gloucester Daily Times
Gloucester’s unemployment rate, holding steady throughout the summer above the 6-percent mark, inched back down to 6.1 percent in August from a 6.2-percent figure in July, according to the latest city and town jobless statistics from the state’s Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.
And the tenth-of-a-point decrease this time comes with supporting figures showing that more people landed local jobs in August amid a growing summer workforce — with 250 more people working in August of this year, than had been in August 2011, when the city’s jobless rate was pegged at 7.4 percent.