GA Officials: CSRA Unemployment Rise

WNRR Augusta (GA Labor Release)

ATLANTA “ The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the
unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) rose to 6.1
percent in March, up one-tenth of one percent from 6.0 percent in
February. And, the rate is up one full percentage point over the year, from
5.1 percent in March of 2007.

Meanwhile, 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.

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

NEWS MEDIA NEEDING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY CALL (404) 232-3685.
TABLE AND GRAPHS REFLECTING LABOR MARKET DATA ARE AVAILABLE AT
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/pr/current_data.htm

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