Georgians Struggle to Emerge from Shadow of Great Recession
Georgia is still sputtering in the shadow of the Great Recession, with its workforce pressed from all sides by a sluggish economy, high unemployment, stagnant wages and at-risk public supports. When coupled with broader historical trends, such as shrinking opportunities for less-educated workers and labor market disparities between different races, Georgia’s workers face an uphill battle to get back where they were before the economic collapse. That journey will likely take several more years, despite some modest recent improvements for many Georgians. Download the full report.