You’ve never heard anyone chant “We’re 51!”And you’ve never seen a state put “Dead Last!” on a billboard.
But if Georgia wanted to tell the nation how we’re doing with job growth, this is exactly what we would need to do.
Over the past two years, Georgia ranks dead last in job growth. In fact, Georgia ranks 51st when you include Washington, D.C.
Georgia is losing jobs as the rest of the nation recovers.
Beginning in June 2009, the official date the recession ended, Georgia lost nearly 80,000 jobs through September 2011. In this time, Georgia lost more than twice as many jobs as our closest Southern competitor, North Carolina. That state, which relies heavily on the troubled banking industry, lost 36,000 jobs in the same period.
Our economy isn’t getting better. Georgia’s unemployment rate has been worse than the national average for more than four years.
Most people, including business owners, would change directions if they saw results like this.
In Georgia, it’s time to try something new.
Join Better Georgia.
If you’re interested in holding Gov. Deal accountable for his record on job growth, it’s time to join Better Georgia to make your voice heard. By working together, we can improve our state. Join your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues who have joined Better Georgia to make our voices heard.