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SU Professor: Too Many People Accepting Part-Time Jobs

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SALISBURY, Md. - As the national unemployment rate begins to fall, Salisbury is following suit.

But, new jobs in Salisbury are not being created as fast as the national average. According to the latest job numbers, companies added 288,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008.

Salisbury University professor Dr. Memo Diriker says Salisbury is higher at 7 percent. He explains that Salisbury is not only focused on the amount of jobs created, but also the type of positions available.

"There are too many people that have had to accept part-time jobs," said Diriker. "There are too many people who have had to accept lower paying jobs after the recession, so not only are we looking at the increase in the numbers, but were are looking at the potential increase of the quality of the jobs we have."

Even though Salisbury's pace is slower, Diriker says the city is moving in the right direction towards job growth.

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