Georgia Unemployment Rate Falls

By: Dontaye Carter Email
By: Dontaye Carter Email

The Georgia Department of Labor says the unemployment rate dropped from 10.4 to 10.2.

Officials say the decline is because of increases in construction, education and health care.

Despite the slight drop, many residents say they're still leery of the economy.

"First off I had like three different jobs and been laid off. Same with other people been laid off too, said David Allen. "Other employees, co-workers from each job so that's not a good thing."

Allen says until he sees more people consistently holding on to jobs, the market is questionable.

February marked the 41st consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate.

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