So, with 1 out of every 9 people unemployed what are the people of Memphis to do? Probably the first thing that you can do for everyone involved is not to panic. There are still jobs out there - they just happen to be a little more competitive to get. Make sure that you "hit the streets" every day - or more realistically send in job applications and resumes as often as possible. Get your name out there and network with old friends and coworkers. If you need something to just bump you up a little I would say try doing some volunteering - it could be the difference between you and the next guy and you will feel good while you do it!
Where to look and what to do.
Simply Hired, the unemployment rate for Memphis is at 10.7% as of this past November 2010 (the last month with accurate figures). This is higher than the national average, which is obviously a great concern for the unemployed, those who may become unemployed, and the government.