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Georgia Adds Over 19,000 Jobs in February

By Chip Rogers Posted March 21, 2013 9:12am (EDT)
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The adjusted employment numbers have been relased by The Georgia Department of Labor.

The jobless rate has fallen to the lowest point in four years at 8.6% unemployed.

“The unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in more than four years, and I give the credit to Georgia employers who continue to create jobs and lay off fewer workers,” said State Labor Commission Mark Butler. “In fact, there were fewer workers laid-off and filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance in February than since before the beginning for the Great Recession in 2007.”

Job increases were found in most categories with professional and business services(7,500), education and health care(4,300) and information services(4,200) leading the way.

The long-term unemployed, those out of work for at least 26 weeks, has also fallen for a 10th consecutive month.

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