Unemployement Unchaged In March

WNRR Augusta – (State Labor)

Georgia’s unemployment rate unchanged in March

ATLANTA “ The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the
state’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.3 percent from February to
March. But, the rate is up 1.2 percent over the year, from 4.1 percent
in March of 2007.  

The current state rate is one-tenth of one percent higher than the U.S.
unadjusted rate of 5.2 percent.  

While the state rate was unchanged, preliminary data from February to
March show Georgia gained 10,200 payroll jobs, an increase of two-tenths
of one percent. The data includes workers who hold more than one job.
   The 11 metro areas of the state and their job changes include:

Albany, up 200, or three-tenths of one percent, from 64,400 to
64,600.
Athens, down 200, or two-tenths percent, from 82,900 to 82,700.
Atlanta, up 8,900, or four-tenths of one percent, from 2,462,300 to
2,471,200.
Augusta, up 1,100, or one-half of one percent, from 216,900 to
218,000.
– Columbus, down 100, or one-tenth of one percent, from 121,200 to
121,100. 
– Dalton, up 100, or one-tenth of one percent, from 77,500 to 77,600. 

– Gainesville, up 300, or four-tenths of one percent, from 76,900 to
77,200.
Macon, up 200, or two-tenths of one percent, from 100,200 to 100,400.

– Savannah, up 800, or one-half of one percent, from 161,000 to
161,800.
– Valdosta, unchanged at 56,400.
– Warner Robins, up 300, or one-half of one percent, from 59,100 to
59,400.

Georgia labor market data are not seasonally adjusted and are available
at www.dol.state.ga.us.

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