It looks like the city might be getting some job growth, however, as the jobless rate is the lowest it’s been in a year right now. And the city has added jobs for the first time in a three year period, which could be a good sign indicating that the unemployment rate may just be on the mend. More than 10,000 jobs have increased so far, as of March.
In February, the unemployment rate was a whopping 13.6 percent, which is just so sad—here I was thinking the 11% rate in my own county was bad. The added jobs have made the rate sink to 13.2 percent, which isn’t much lower, but hey, it’s a start. And if my husband and I ever get around to renewing our vows by a creature (I’m so hoping for Yoda), we’ll be sure to bring a little business with us, too.