Atlanta, GA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal says 22,000 jobs have been
created in Georgia since January.
Speaking to the Atlanta Rotary Club on Monday, Deal also said
that the state's unemployment rate of just under 10 percent is
still too high. But he said the 3.9 percent job growth provided a
glimpse of hope. Deal could not immediately say where the job
growth had taken place.
The Republican governor also said that after posting several
strong months, revenue growth in the state had slowed in May to
just 2 percent. Tax collections for the fiscal year that ends June
30 are at about 8 percent, above growth forecasts. Deal wants to
use some of the additional money to shore up the state's rainy day
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