June 20, 2012

Shocking Statistics

Posted in Clients and Needs, statistics tagged , , , , at 4:33 pm by Every Cent Counts

The unemployment rate for the Tampa Bay area is 8.7%. However, this does not include those individuals who currently have a part-time job and are looking for full-time work. It also doesn’t include people who have stopped looking for a job on a temporary basis. If both of these groups are included the jobless rate would climb to 17.5%.

Both of these numbers are far too high. How do you keep a family afloat without an income? What if you are working a part-time job and searching for a full-time job, the income alone makes it hard to budget for the increased gas to conduct a job search. Most people struggle to make ends meet at some point in their lives. Luckily, many don’t incur any unexpected expenses. However, should that happen, where would you turn?

That’s why our program is so important. We provide a way for those who hit a bump in the road to be able to ask their fellow human beings for help. I must admit, I have never met more grateful individuals, as those that are helped by your generosity. Thank you!


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