2009 Caps `Lost Decade' for Ala. Workers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An advocacy group's annual report says
2009 caps a decade of lost potential for Alabama workers.

The report released Sunday by the Arise Citizens' Policy Project says years of solid productivity in the early part of the decade brought little change to Alabama's median wages and household income.

Executive Director Kimble Forrister said that rising unemployment and a severe recession at the end of the decade means conditions are deteriorating for millions of hard-working people through no fault of their own.

He urged the state avoid deep budget cuts that could worsen the unemployment picture.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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