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First Time Unemployment Claims Down
Wednesday, 18 March 2009

March 18--  The number of people filing for first-time unemployment claims in the Vidalia trade area was less in February than in January, according to the state Labor Department.

The number filing fell 27 percent in the nine-county area with 1,995 applying for unemployment payments in February compared to 2,703 who filed in January.

COUNTY          FEBRUARY 2009         JANUARY 2009     PERCENTAGE

APPLING                    335                             263                     +27%

CANDLER                  103                             157                      -34%

EMANUEL                  426                             672                      -37%

JEFF DAVIS               289                             303                      -05%

MONTGOMERY           113                             200                      -44%

TATTNALL                 120                             183                      -34%

TOOMBS                   456                             628                      -27%

TREUTLEN                  68                             188                       -64%

WHEELER                   85                             109                       -22%

TOTAL                    1,995                          2,703                      -27%

 
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