No metro area in the state was spared the pain of further job losses from October to November. Nearly all major metro areas had spikes in unemployment percentages of at least a half-percentage point—or more.
Confronting racial tensions within the Democratic Party is the only way the party has a chance in the state— says Michael Thurmond who lost his election bid for the US Senate last week. The out-going labor commissioner spoke candidly about the state party as the ground continues to shift beneath it.
This week State Senator Robert Brown suggested that Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond should become head of Georgia’s Democratic party. Susanna Capelouto Reports Democrats are looking for new leadership.
Savannah is out-performing the rest of the state when it comes to job and salary growth. A California-based think tank puts the coastal city No.1 in Georgia and 40th nationally for best-performing cities, economically. The ranking by the Milken Institute relies heavily on job and salary growth in the high-tech sector.