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New study says Georgians more optimistic about economy

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A new study from Georgia College says more Georgians are optimistic about the economy.

Nearly 58-percent of respondents said Georgia is moving in the right direction.

Thirty-seven percent said the economy will be better in a year while 42-percent expect it to be the same.

An Economics professor at Darton said the state's economy is growing.

"Retail trade, food those are where a lot our job growths are occurring. Also manufacturing even though nationwide manufacturing is down. In Georgia it's up,” said Aaron Johnson, Asst. Professor Economics.

Johnson says wages in Georgia remain below the national average but the falling unemployment rate is getting closer to the national average.

The study found most Georgians are dissatisfied with public education and the Affordable Care Act.

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