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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  • by anon Location: here on Mar 20, 2011 at 07:22 PM
    It does make one wonder what is really the problem in all of the southern "red states" that are right to work, majority nonunion, pro-business,,, why employment levels would not be higher than they are. If Georgia is doing better than Florida then Gov.Deal needs to share his secret with our "jobs expert" [lets get to work] Gov. Scott.
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