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Hunger Out West
December 3, 2002 2:14 AM   Subscribe

Hunger rates highest in rural West. "Unemployment and prevalence of seasonal labor go hand-in-hand with hunger, experts say. Oregon, Washington and Alaska rank high in both jobless and hunger rates. Across the West, the agriculture industry relies on seasonal labor to harvest everything from mushrooms to apples. Families that work in the summer often can't make ends meet in the winter."
posted by crasspastor (6 comments total)

 
Hunger rates highest in rural West. "Unemployment and prevalence of seasonal labor go hand-in-hand with hunger, experts say. Oregon, Washington and Alaska rank high in both jobless and hunger rates. Across the West, the agriculture industry relies on seasonal labor to harvest everything from mushrooms to apples. Families that work in the summer often can't make ends meet in the winter."

posted by sebas at 2:20 AM on December 3, 2002


Something's giving my browser the heebie-jeebies.
posted by hama7 at 3:00 AM on December 3, 2002


You're so funny hama7.
posted by crasspastor at 3:04 AM on December 3, 2002


You're so funny hama7.

Back at ya, Your Crassness.

By the way, the post appears to be optical illusion-free now.
posted by hama7 at 3:49 PM on December 3, 2002


This topic is an interesting one, and by coincidence, happened to be discussing two days ago especially regarding Alaska, which has a booming economy in the summer months, but what with the winter as long as it is, I am surprised that there isn't more of a migrant population. What do most people do for work in winter?
posted by hama7 at 4:07 PM on December 3, 2002


Is there a proposition in the works for a solution for this unfortunate state of affairs, or is the unwritten implication a more encompassing welfare state?

Or am I just talking to myself up in this piece?

Don't answer that.
posted by hama7 at 2:38 AM on December 4, 2002


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