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Area Has State's Highest Unemployment Rate
Thursday, 23 June 2011
June 23-- State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha area increased to 12 percent in May, up six-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 11.4 percent in April. The April rate was first reported at a preliminary 11.5 percent. The jobless rate in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha area in May a year ago was 10.8 percent.

The rate rose because about 1,500 new job seekers entered the labor force looking for work and while about 600 found a job, about 900 of those did not.

The lowest area rate, at 7.2 percent, was recorded in metro Athens, while the highest, at 12 percent, was in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region in the Dublin area.  

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.8 percent from April to May. The April rate was first reported at a preliminary 9.9 percent, but was revised. The state’s jobless rate was 10 percent in May a year ago.

May marked the 46th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.1 percent, up from 9.0 percent in April.

Local area unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted. Georgia labor market data are available at www.dol.state.ga.us
 
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