More Georgians are living on the desperate side of the federal poverty line than at any time in the state’s recent history. At the same time, pathways to exit poverty are increasingly blocked as the state failed to make strategic investments when needed.  America’s Great Recession – the country’s deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression – officially ended June 2009. Georgia’s unemployment rate reached its worst point in February 2010.  The next month ushered in Georgia’s slow economic recovery. More than three years later, Georgia has recovered just two-thirds of the jobs lost in the economic crisis.  Download the full report.

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