November unemployment hits 7.5 percent in GA - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

November unemployment hits 7.5 percent in GA

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Americus runner back in Boston

    Americus runner back in Boston

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:39 AM EDT2014-04-21 08:39:51 GMT
    One of the thousands of runners participating in the marathon today comes from Southwest Georgia, Charlene Pennymon. She's returning to Boston to win another title but also give hope to others. @ ThisMore >>
    One of the thousands of runners participating in the marathon today comes from Southwest Georgia, Charlene Pennymon. She's returning to Boston to win another title but also give hope to others. More >>
  • Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:57:34 GMT
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>
  • Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:52:00 GMT
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to childrenMore >>
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to childrenMore >>

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.

 Feedback
Powered by WorldNow