The Great Recession is over, or is it?
While the Stock Market has recovered and unemployment rates have come down since 2008, there are other indications that Jackson County hasn’t yet seen a real recovery from the recession.
A recent example is the data in the county’s tax digest. To the surprise of everyone, the digest went down again this year.
Some officials had expected it would go up by a couple of percentage points. Instead, the county digest went down by one percent and the county school system digest went down by two percent.
For the last five years in a row, the county’s tax digest has been in free fall.
Since 2009, the countywide digest has fallen 19 percent and the county school system’s digest has fallen 25 percent. (The school digest doesn’t include the towns of Jefferson and Commerce and school exemptions are different than the general county exemptions.)
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