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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Jackson County Commission Regular Session Continuation on County Park Building Lease and Work Session, Commission and Sheila Sheppard of the Jackson Co. EDA Asked Questions on How Federal Budget Changes Would Affect Workforce Development Programs, March 20, 2017

Jackson County Courthouse, north side, photo by G. Morgan

Jackson County Alabama unemployment rate is the highest since July 2014, same as it is now at 7.5% http://www.jacksoncountyeda.org/workforce.pdf
Alabama's current unemployment, Jan. 2017 is 6.4%, U.S unemployment for the same period is 4.8%

Will work force development funding be cut, including CDBG Grants and the end of the Appalachian Regional Commission as proposed in the new Federal Budget as President Trump recommended. Report on the end of important Federal programs: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/16/what-does-trump-budget-eliminate/99223182/


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