The latest numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor show that the state's unemployment rate declined to five percent in April. This is down two-tenths of a percent from March.
Overall, Georgia gained 5,300 jobs, and in Valdosta, two hundred new jobs were created.
These numbers include workers who hold more than one job.
Marguerite Gravelee, a Valdosta resident, says "I think its wonderful because our city council and our city decision makers have made it possible for businesses to start up."
Georgia still ranks higher than the United States' average unemployment rate.
And the five percent unemployment rate is still one percent higher than it was last year.