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Employment Numbers Frustrating News For North Texas Jobless

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – RuthAnn Davis, of Dallas, says her year-long search for employment is affecting her emotionally.  “I’m depressed.  I’m trying to keep an upper hand but you just get so discouraged and then everything comes due and your bills are due, your rent’s due” she says.  “Where’s the money to pay them?”

Davis has applied for unemployment benefits but she says without an income, she may be forced to leave her apartment.  “It scare me a lot.  I’m looking at my car and thinking, I’m going to have to go live in my car” says Davis.

The unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent nationally, as hiring stalled and government layoffs contributed to the problem.  According to The Conference Board, a non-profit company that tracks employment data, in the last 90 days there were more than 142-thousand jobs postings in the DFW area.  Many of them in Collin County.

Davis says she is now trying to restrict her job search to companies close to her home.  She says the high price of gas is making it extremely difficult to commute.


One Comment

  1. Grahawk says:

    Wait a minute, the Obama administration stated that the recession officially ended 2 years ago. Yet this news…what an Obummer!

  2. Pat says:

    I thought the Republicans were braging that Texas was creating so many new jobs.That is why they want Rick to run for president.WHERE ARE THE JOBS?Folks they all sold us out.The JOBS have been sent overseas.No i am not a Democrat i’m an Independent.Neither party can create JOBS.It’s NOT in their best interest.

    1. Noah Webster says:

      You should invest in an education. Nobody’s going to hire someone who’s functionally illiterate, and can’t even capitalize their “I”s or spell bragging with only one “g”. That’s the truth, friend-o.

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