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September Reports Lowest Unemployment Rates in Nearly 4 Years
Written by Nicole Porter
Last updated on October 05, 2012 @ 8:57PM
Created on October 05, 2012 @ 5:52PM
There's some good news in the job market. This month, the national unemployment rate dropped to 7.8%. This is the first time it's been below 8% in nearly four years; however, there's still more than 12 million people unemployed.
 
Some folks in the area said they know a bunch of people that are laid off but others said the majority of their family and friends are working.

Generally a lot of the counties around here have lower unemployment rates than the national average.
 
April Jarnagin, of Mount Clare, said she thinks a lot of this is due to the oil and gas industry.
 
Adam Hicks, of Weston, said that he does know people who are not working. He said part of the problem isn't that jobs aren't available, there's just jobs that people don't want to work at.
 
He said more training may help boost the employment rate even more.
 
"When someone has to travel for a simple class, if you want to get the community involved and more training, have a local area," he said.
 
This news came just days after the first presidential debate when jobs were talked about. Some think it may affect how people vote in November.
 
"A majority of the people [think] why get a job when unemployment's going to pay you for everything? So if you're going for the president like that, that may affect. And then if not, if they drop the unemployment and cut it down a little bit more, then people may go for a different president," said Jarnagin.
 
"If you go for a president just on a job rate, then we're not doing our job properly," said Hicks.
 
Will these unemployment rates affect how you vote? Let us know on our Facebook Poll.
 

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