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Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:55am

State Jobless Rate Falls To Single Digits

For the first time in nearly two years, Georgia’s unemployment rate has fallen below double-digits.

The 9.9 percent mark for April is down one-tenth of a point from the 10 percent in March.

State labor officials say they’ve also seen now three straight months of job growth. The number of payroll jobs rose by more than 30-thousand in April.

Most of the new positions came in the sectors of leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, trade, educational and health services and construction.

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