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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 5:07am

Metro Jobless Numbers Mixed

The state’s labor department has put-out the latest numbers on metro jobless rates for the month of July.

In Savannah, unemployment fell slightly from 9.5 to 9.4 percent last month. Jobless rates also fell in Gainesville and in Columbus, where it dropped half a percentage point to 9.6 percent in west Georgia.

Elsewhere, the going is still tough in Rome, where 11 percent of its residents are unemployed -- that's up from 10.8.

The lowest rates were in Athens and Warner Robins, both at 7.9 percent.

Jobless marks were unchanged in Albany and Macon, both over 10 percent.

Georgia's unemployment rate is 10.1 percent.