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Unemployment Rate Continues to Decline in Georgia

November 21, 2013 9:36am (EST)
The unemployment rate for October is the lowest since November 2008.
The unemployment rate for October is the lowest since November 2008.

Georgia’s unemployment rate was released by the Dept. of Labor for the month of October and the results keep improving. The unemployment rate has decreased from 8.3 percent in September to 8.1 percent in October.

“We’ve seen our rate go from 8.7 percent in August to 8.3 in September and down to 8.1 for October,” State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said. “We’ve seen Georgia gain almost 30,000 jobs over the last two months. And, the good thing about the job creation is that it’s pretty much through all sectors.”

The Dept. of Labor also recognized that the number of jobs rose to 4,078,700 in October which is the largest number since November 2008.

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