Report: 2009 caps lost decade for Ala workers

Montgomery, AL – - 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
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.