Unemployment rate drops across the CSRA

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW)--Unemployment numbers are in and their showing good news for our area with an increase in jobs across the CSRA.

In Augusta, the rate is now at the lowest it's been since 2008, falling to 7.4 percent in November.

That's an entire percentage lower than last November's unemployment rate, which was up at 8.4 percent.

Georgia Department of Labor says metro Augusta employers added 700 jobs this November, mostly in trade, transportation, warehousing and state and local government jobs.

Officials say the increase is largely thanks to a continuing drop in layoffs and the increase in the number of jobs.

Through this year, jobs were up by 900 and the fields with an increase in employment include health care, education, retail trade and the leisure and hospitality field.

In the Central Savannah Area, the rate has decline to 8.3 percent in November. That's a very steep decline for our area and is just more than an entire percentage lower than last November's rate of 9.4 percent.

Officials says that decline is also largely due to a decrease in the amount of layoffs here in our area.

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