This Labor Day, jobs, housing rising in Cobb

MARIETTA — Marietta and most of Cobb County this Labor Day weekend are in the midst of an…

Georgia (Sep 8, 2015)MARIETTA — Marietta and most of Cobb County this Labor Day weekend are in the midst of an economic boom, which comes with both good and not-so-good news.


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The good news is that just about anybody who wants a job can get one, says Roger Tutterow, professor of economics and director of the Econometric Center at Kennesaw State University.

The bad news — sort of — is that so much building has been going on that contractors are having a hard time finding construction workers and other skilled help to meet demand for new homes and businesses.

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