Yes, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent, and a big reason is that more than half the jobs added were part time.
Michelle Asci dreamed of capturing life through her camera lens. Asci had her sights set on being a photographer as she graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree from Georgia State University in December.
But the 23-year-old is not working as a photographer. She’s at a concession stand, selling popcorn or ushering people into their respective theaters before the midnight screening. Asci’s been working part-time at the same Atlanta movie theater since 2005.
“It’s going on to be eight years of this,” she said. But working part-time at a movie theater was not what she saw herself doing with her degree, and she is not alone.