Freddie Wohner understands as well as anyone that the economy is down.
"I've now been out longer without a job than any time in my life, and I've been working since I was 19," he said.
Wohner, 42, is hardly alone.
In March, the national unemployment rate was 9 percent and Kentucky's unemployment rate was 10.3 percent, according to Workforce Kentucky. (Those figures are not seasonally adjusted.)
The most recent data for Marion County is from February, when the county's unemployment rate was 12.8 percent.