Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Georgia Department of Labor NEWS RELEASE
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Albany area rose to 10.3 percent in September, up three-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 10.0 percent in August. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area increased by 194, from 7,556 in August to 7,750 in September.
In September 2008, there were 5,391 jobless workers in Albany, when the unemployment rate was 7.1 percent. The number of payroll jobs in metro Albany was 61,500, a loss of 2,400, or 3.8 percent, from 63,900 in September 2008.
Statewide, the number of payroll jobs in September was 3,844,400, a decrease of 237,100, or 5.8 percent, from 4,081,500 in September of 2008. The over-the-year losses came in manufacturing, trade, construction, and administrative support services, including temporary employment services. Educational and health services added 13,700 jobs over the year. The state's labor force decreased 117,230, or 2.4 percent, from 4,852,086 in September 2008 to 4,734,856 in September 2009.
Meanwhile, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 10.1 percent from August to September. The rate remained above the national rate of 9.8 percent for the 23nd consecutive month.
State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond stressed that job creation is critical for economic recovery, with the focus being on stimulating private sector job growth, particularly through Georgia's small and medium-sized businesses. He encouraged employers and job seekers to take advantage of the opportunities available through expanded use of the Georgia Work$ (GW$) initiative. For more information about the GW$ hiring strategy, visit www.dol.state.ga.us or email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. GW$ telephone operators are available at 1-877-WORKS09 (1-877-967-5709.
The local area unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted. Georgia labor market data are available at www.dol.state.ga.us