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Georgia's unemployment rate rises

Georgia's unemployment rate rose to 10.3 percent in September.

This is its highest level since January. The rate stood at 10.2 percent for August.

The rate increased due to Georgia losing jobs in September and many new job seekers continuously being unable to find work.

Most of the jobs loss were among seasonal workers in leisure and hospitality.

While there were new jobs that were added, it wasn't enough to offset the overall loss.

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