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Unemployment Worsens in Area Counties
Monday, 08 July 2013

July 8-- Despite the fact unemployment in the state and nation has improved, unemployment in the nine-county Vidalia trade area is worse this year than it was a year ago.

According to the state Labor Department, the unemployment rate in May was higher in every county than it was in May, 2012.

Each county has double-digit inflation with Treutlen and Jeff Davis Counties topping the list at 13.6%.  The lowest rate is 10.2% and that's in Appling and Tattnall Counties.   The rate in Toombs County is 10.4%, an increase of nearly one-half of one percent in the past year.

COUNTY

May 2013

April 2013

May 2012

Appling

10.2%

9.3%

8.9%

Candler

10.5%

10/5%

9.7%

Emanuel

11.9%

10.8%

10.8%

Jeff Davis

13.6%

11.7%

13.5%

Montgomery

11.3%

9.5%

9.3%

Tattnall

10.2%

9.5%

9.4%

Toombs

10.4%

9.7%

10.0%

Treutlen

13.6%

12.2%

13.5%

Wheeler

10.6%

8.4%

9.7%

Georgia

8.3%

8.2%

9.1%

U.S.

7.6%

7.5%

8.2%

 
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