New unemployment numbers out Friday paint a dark picture of the state of the economy.
651 thousand jobs were lost last month alone.
That means more workers are dedicating their time at Job-Link Centers looking for work.
In turn, business owners are faced with laying-off or cutting back on hours to stay in business, providing less opportunities to post jobs.
Jerry Dease, an unemployed subcontractor from Maryland, says he's spent the past two months going through the classifieds and still no job.
The unemployment rate has reached a 26 year high in this country, although our state beats the national average of eight point one percent unemployment to eight point seven percent back in December.