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Employment Numbers Continue to Sag

By: Bill Pearson
By: Bill Pearson

Employment numbers continue to sag as Valdosta's jobless numbers grew again last month.

Unemployment in the Azalea City was up slightly to four percent in May. That's still behind the national average, but local job seekers say it’s still a serious problem.

Some residents think the state needs to do more to help create new, higher paying jobs.

Emily Chambers, who wants more job growth, says, "My advice to state leaders who need to address this would be to work with more of the corporations to bring more jobs into Georgia, since the south has the highest rising population average, but we don't have the largest growing corporation average, so just try and make those match up."

Georgia's overall unemployment rose to five percent, which is just above the national average. Florida is doing slightly better, with only a four percent jobless rate.


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