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Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 4:22am

Jobless Rate Back Into Double-Digits

Updated: 4 years ago.
Although Georgia's jobless rate increased to 10.1 percent in July, the state gained jobs in manufacturing.

The latest numbers from the state’s labor department reflect a still sputtering economy in Georgia.

The jobless rate rose into double-digits in July. It was up two-tenths of a point to 10.1 percent. Georgia lost more than 30,000 jobs last month, with the bulk of those seasonal layoffs in state and local education.

But state labor officials point to one bright spot—the manufacturing sector. It's been weak for some time, but showed a gain of 1,400 jobs in July.

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