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Fewer Jobs but More Pay in South Georgia

Updated:

November 14, 2007

Albany - - The job market seems to be in a slump, but despite fewer jobs in South Georgia, studies show wages here are going up. 

Job growth in Albany and Dougherty County lags significantly behind the state and the nation.

In 2006, there were actually 179 fewer jobs in Dougherty County than there were in 2002.

During that same period, the state of Georgia added a whopping 200,000 jobs.

Our area is bucking the state trend though when it comes to pay.

Dougherty County's per capita income increased 6 percent from 2000 to 2005. Georgia's per capita income decreased 2.6 percent.

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