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Southwest Georgia and Metro Albany's unemployment rate rises

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Southwest Georgia and Metro Albany's unemployment rates for the month of August have both risen. 

Southwest Georgia's unemployment rate increased to 10.4 percent in August, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 10.3 in July.

Metro Albany's unemployment rate increased to10.8 percent in August, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 10.7 in July.

Meanwhile, Georgia's unemployment rate rose to 10.2 percent in August, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 10.1 in July.

August marked the 49th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.1 percent.

 

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