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Georgia: Record unemployment in January

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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) – January marked record high unemployment in Georgia.

The state's jobless rate rose to 10.4 percent in January, up from the 10.3 percent reported in December. That's up 2 percentage points from last year and it's higher than the national average of 9.7.

In the past year nearly 5,000 jobs have been lost in Albany and Valdosta alone.

 

 Georgia Job Gains/Losses

 

Metro Area

Job Gains/
Losses

Percent Change

January 2009

January 2010

Dalton

  -2,900

 -4.3%

68,000

65,100

Valdosta

  -2,300

 -4.2%

54,200

51,900

Atlanta

  -93,200

 -4.0% 

2,329,900

2,236,700

Albany

  -2,300

 -3.7%

63,100

60,800

Brunswick

  -1,500

 -3.5%

42,600

41,100

Gainesville

  -2,300

 -3.2%

72,500

70,200

Savannah

  -3,600

 -2.4%

152,400

148,800

Rome

  -700

 -1.8%

40,100

39,400

Athens

  -1,400

 -1.7%

81,000

79,600

Macon

  -1,300

 -1.4%

96,500

95,200

Columbus

  -1,100

 -0.9%

117,400

116,300

Hinesville

  -100

 -0.5%

19,400

19,300

Augusta

  -800

 -0.4%

209,900

209,100

Warner Robins

      0

     0.0%

58,000

58,000

STATEWIDE

  -151,600

  -3.9%

3,932,700

3,781,100

 

 

Source: Workforce Information & Analysis

Georgia Department of Labor

March 3, 2010

 

 

 


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