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Letter to the Editor: Not such a Merry Christmas for some
Three weeks ago the economic report looked great! In fact the Dawson News reported last week that the unemployment rate in Georgia was the lowest in a long time. In the whole country were over 266, 000 new jobs and unemployment was down to 3.5%. Growth was at 2.1% and wages increased by 3.1%. But that is not the entire story. According to Moneywatch, a branch of CBS News which reports on financial matters, almost half of all Americans work in low wage jobs. In fact, 44% of Americans are working in jobs earning average yearly wages of $18,000 or less. These are jobs at which heads of families try to support their families. This salary is not even enough to buy food and shelter for one person, let alone a family.