Bright & (Not So) Early: Perry County Appreciation Edition

Good morning, Nashville. It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with Perry County–the folks about 90 miles southwest of us whose unemployment rate hit 27% in January of this year. Thanks to a stimulus program that creates positions within existing businesses and pays their wages and benefits directly, they seem to be on the road to recovery. Though the unemployment rate is still at 22%, locals are noticing that the atmosphere is more hopeful than it’s been in a while. Some still fear that the fix is only temporary and wonder what will happen once the federal assistance runs out.

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