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Georgia's unemployment rate holds steady at 5.5 percent

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ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's jobless rate is holding steady at 5.5 percent.

The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday said that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April was 5.5 percent. That is unchanged from March.

The rate was 6.1 percent a year ago.

Officials said all 14 metropolitan areas in the state added jobs, as Georgia gained 10,600 jobs for a total of 4.37 million in April.

Georgia MSA Job Gains/Losses

Metro Area

Job Gains/Losses

Percent Change

April   2015  

April   2016

Athens

4,100

4.5%

            90,400

           94,500

Gainesville

3,500

4.2%

            82,700

           86,200

Savannah

6,800

4.0%

          170,600

         177,400

Brunswick

1,400

3.3%

            41,900

           43,300

Atlanta

83,300

3.3%

       2,563,400

      2,646,700

Macon

2,500

2.5%

          101,200

         103,700

Dalton

1,500

2.2%

            67,300

           68,800

Albany

1,200

2.0%

            61,100

           62,300

Valdosta

1,000

1.8%

            55,300

           56,300

Rome

500

1.2%

            40,200

           40,700

Augusta

2,000

0.9%

          231,100

         233,100

Warner Robins

400

0.6%

            70,800

           71,200

Columbus

600

0.5%

          121,600

         122,200

Hinesville

0

0.0%

            19,800

           19,800

Data is not seasonally adjusted

Source: Workforce Statistics & Economic Research 
Georgia Department of Labor

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