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July 20, 2006
Georgia Department of Labor NEWS RELEASE    

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the state's unemployment rate rose to 5.2 percent in June, up one-half of one percent from 4.7 percent in May.

The jobless rate rose because of a seasonal influx of students into the workforce looking for temporary summer jobs and recent graduates seeking permanent employment.

For the second consecutive month, job growth did not keep pace with the number of unemployed workers actively seeking jobs. Unemployment among active job seekers rose by 22,879 during June, while the number of people employed decreased by 198.

Another 22,681 entered the workforce, but were unable to find jobs. At the same time, Georgia lost 9,800 non-farm jobs, which includes multiple job holders.

Virtually all of the job losses came in the service-related industries. Jobs in manufacturing and construction were up slightly.

The 14 metro areas of the state and their job changes from May to June include:

- Albany, up 200, or three-tenths percent, from 65,600 to 65,800.

- Athens, up 100, or one-tenth percent, from 80,600 to 80,700.

- Atlanta, down 7,100, or three-tenths percent, from 2,399,000 to 2,391,900.

- Augusta, down 400, or two-tenth percent, from 219,000 to 218,600.

- Brunswick, down 100, or two-tenths percent, from 46,400 to 46,300.

- Columbus, down 100, or one-tenth percent, from 123,900 to 123,800.

- Dalton, down 300, or four-tenths percent, from 79,500 to 79,200.

- Gainesville, up 200, or three-tenths percent, from 71,400 to 71,600.

- Hinesville, unchanged at 17,900.

- Macon, down 200, or two-tenths percent, from 101,900 to 101,700.

- Rome, unchanged at 43,600.

- Savannah, down 500, or three-tenths percent, from 156,500 to 156,000.

- Valdosta, down 400, or seven-tenths percent, from 55,800 to 55,400.

- Warner Robins, up 200, or four-tenths percent, from 54,500 to 54,700.

 

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