Goodwill hoping to help unemployed population

Posted at 5:57 AM, May 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 08:57:17-04

If you're finding it tough to land a job and you think "maybe it's me," you might be right.

Numbers from the U.S. Labor Department are showing just who really has it tough when trying to land employment.

If you're a teen trying to land that summer job, make sure you stand out. Because these numbers show they have the highest unemployment rate at 14.7 percent. Those 20 to 24 years old struggle to find work as well. That unemployment rate is 7.3 percent.

The unemployment rate did drop for the black and Hispanic community.

The jobless rate for veterans dropped to 3.9 percent which is the lowest point since 2008.

Arizona is not making the grade for working moms. The state came in last in the country.

Working mom Elizabeth Pacheco was jobless when she went to Goodwill for help.

"When I found myself in that really low time in my life and I had that interaction with Goodwill and Goodwill really helped me and gave me the hand up I needed at the time. They put me through a class. Once I finished the class, they gave me the opportunity that other companies wouldn't give me," Pacheco explained.