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Southwest Georgia's unemployment rate rises in April

May 24, 2007
Georgia Department of Labor
NEWS RELEASE

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia area rose to 4.5 percent in April, up one-tenth of one percent from 4.4 percent in March.

Meanwhile, the state's unemployment rate increased to 4.1 percent in April, up one-tenth of one percent from 4.0 percent in March. The state's April rate was two-tenths of one percent lower than the U.S. unadjusted rate of 4.3 percent.

While the state's rate was up slightly in April, it was down two-tenths of one percent over the year, from 4.3 percent in April of 2006.

From March to April of 2007, Georgia added 28,300 payroll jobs, primarily in trade and the service-related industries.

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