- Obama stimulus kicking in already?
- Gehl tweaking hours to slide more of its semi-idled workers into barely-employed status?
- More subcontractors than expected on Duff's TIF house?
- Highway 34 committee hiring more lobbyists?
But let's not get too comfy: consider that we had 355 unemployed workers in the county in March. That's 160 more workers doing without a paycheck than the March 2008 figure of 190 (2.9% unemployment). That's a 160 fewer eager shoppers pumping up the sales tax figures. That's the kind of unemployment that leads to a 60% increase in demand at the food pantry. Send those canned goods... and keep working!