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November unemployment hits 7.5 percent in GA

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

December 18, 2008.

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia's unemployment rate surged to its highest point in more than 25 years.

The state Labor Department said Thursday the rate climbed to 7.5 percent in November.

It hasn't been that high since July 1983.

Georgia's jobless rate has been above the national rate ten straight months. But there are a few sectors of the economy that are growing.

"Some of those areas are in the field of education, healthcare, truck drivers, also there is a position open for a HVAC mechanic, that we need right now," Sheilah Holland, Georgia Department of Labor.

This time last year, Georgia's unemployment rate was only 4.5 percent.

Local numbers will be released next week, since last November 900 jobs have been lost in Albany.

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