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"Savannah’s labor pains are easing with the birth of the economic recovery.
The unemployment rate for the Savannah area, which includes Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties, matched a 29-month low in March. The estimated total number of non-farming jobs remains well off pre-recession peaks — down more than 9,000 – but several key sectors are showing gradual improvement.
Unlike early 2011, when a surge in tourism significantly boosted the number of jobs during the late winter and early spring, 2012’s first quarter saw 1,800 net new jobs spread across several sectors.
Manufacturers, professional and business service providers and government ramped up hiring in the first three months. The additions more than offset the losses in retail positions related to close of the holiday season."
- Savannah Morning News, Adam Van Brimmer
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