Georgia Unemployment Rate Flat But Jobs Increase

By: AP
By: AP


The Georgia Department of Labor says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.9 percent from September to October, but the number of payroll jobs increased.

Long-term unemployment in Georgia continues to increase.

Labor officials said Thursday the preliminary September rate of
10 percent reported last month has been revised downward by
one-tenth of a percentage point, compared with 10.2 percent in
October 2009.

The number of payroll jobs increased by 22,300, or six-tenths of
a percentage point, from 3,815,400 in September to 3,837,700 in

Most of the increases came in retail trade, temporary employment
agencies, public and private schools, and health care.

There were 240,600 long-term unemployed Georgians in October, an
increase of 4,000.

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