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GA's unemployment rate declines to 8.9 percent

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ATLANTA, GA (WALB) -

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Southwest Georgia's preliminary unemployment rate declined to 8.9 percent in October.

That is one-tenth of a percentage point from the 9 percent in September and in October 2011 the rate was 9.7 percent.

Georgia's October seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 8.7 percent, which was down three-tenths of a percentage point from the September rate of 9 percent. The October 2011 jobless rate was 9.7 percent.

Over the year, Georgia gained 68,000 jobs, or 1.7 percent, from 3,903,700 in October 2011.

Local area unemployment data are not seasonally adjusted. Georgia labor market data are available at www.dol.state.ga.us

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