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Jan 6, 2012 6:00 PM by Trovette Tottress

Despite positive unemployment numbers, job search continues for many

Krystal Wilson has been searching for work for three months. She's a single mom with two kids. She said although she's glad to hear the unemployment rate has dropped she's getting desperate.

"You can't always provide the things that are necessary for them. And you just get frustrated", said Krystal Wilson.

In Colorado Springs, November's unemployment rate dropped to 9 percent; the lowest level in two years. Many believe seasonal employment is what's driving the numbers. But Pikes Peak Workforce Center said that's not necessarily true.

"A lot of these numbers may be seasonal but all of the numbers are not seasonal. We've seen an increase at our location. Since December, we've had ten hiring events", said Sherman Swafford.

Swafford said he understands looking for work can be discouraging. But he's asking jobseekers to not give up.

"It's not like sports or a bating average. You only need to be successful one time. If you failed a few times and you finally land that position, you're still a success", said Sherman Swafford.

Krystal Wilson has no choice but to continue her work search.

"If I keep on looking, the right person will come along and offer me that job opportunity", said Krystal Wilson.

 

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