SALISBURY, Md.- On Delmarva, the latest unemployment numbers are disappointing for many people, both with and without jobs. Yet, in spite of that disappointment, reaction is mixed as far as what those numbers might mean for the election.
Michele Gordy took an all too familiar walk into Salisbury's One-Stop Job Market Friday. It is a trip she makes every week, to fill out job searches and hope an opportunity will come her way.
"It's been like almost a year now and, you know, you hit and you miss and you find jobs off and on but I mean, it's really hard because you can't make someone hire you," she said. "You're either overqualified, underqualified or you just don't have enough experience."
Gordy is part of the 8.1 percent of unemployed Americans looking for work. But in spite of the dismal numbers, she thinks President Obama deserves a second term in office.
"I think we should give him a chance to fix things, definitely I mean because he's already cleaned up enough so I think if, given another chance, I think it will get better. It can only get better."
Aaron Ricardo March echoed those feelings.
"I was unemployed maybe a year ago and I know how it feels to be unemployed, I know how it feels to have a job," he told WBOC. "At the same time, I'm in support of the president's campaign because we started here and let's see how far we can go."
Meanwhile, others say enough is enough.
"I think Obama's had four years and he says to give him more time but in my opinion, he's had enough time and we need a change," remarked Betty Shade of West Ocean City.
"There's all kinds of problems we need to deal with in this country and I think it's time to let somebody else try," added Quantico resident Ann Hynes.
The Labor Department will be releasing just two more jobs reports before the Nov. 6 election.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:19:20 GMT
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