This spirit of American creativity has persisted through the millennia, through the first American patent granted in 1641 and on to today.
The national unemployment rate dropped from 3.5 percent in December to 3.4 percent in January, the lowest recorded unemployment rate since 1969.
Locally, according to a newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics report released on February 1, the Savannah metropolitan area unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) dropped from 2.6 percent in November to 2.5 percent in December.
A Department of Commerce statement, released on Thursday, January 26, reported fourth quarter and year-end preliminary findings on the US economy.
In December, the Georgia unemployment rate was 3.0 percent which is the same as the unemployment rate in November.
If anyone was harboring hope that a new House speaker might want to take a fresh look at full Medicaid expansion in Georgia, House Speaker Jon Burns dumped cold water on that Thursday.
A nationwide comparison of electric utility performance by an Illinois consumer advocacy group found that customers in states that are heavily reliant on fuel oil and natural gas, as in the Northeast and South, tend to pay more than those with larger amounts of carbon-free generation, among other findings.
A quick survey of the salaries for police officers in rural southwest Georgia found that some officers started off earning $12.70 per hour, providing further insight into why so many local law enforcement agencies are struggling to recruit new personnel and keep experienced officers on staff.
In December, the national unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent, down 0.1 percent from the previous month.
Increased immigration, longer life expectancy and a decline in birth rates are transforming the U.S. workforce in two important ways.