Ga. metro unemployment rates fall

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Thursday, October 28, 2010

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor says unadjusted metro unemployment rates declined across the state last month.

In preliminary figures released Thursday, the department says metro Atlanta's rate decreased to 10 percent in September, down three-tenths of a point from August.

The unemployment rate in Athens fell by four-tenths of a point to 7.4 percent, while the rate in Albany declined from 10.9 to 10.5 percent.

In Macon, the rate fell from 10.4 to 10.2 percent, and in Augusta, it fell from 9.4 percent to 8.8 percent. The rate in Columbus declined from 9.6 percent to 9.1 percent. In Gainesville, the decline was from 9.2 to 8.8 percent.

The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 10 percent from August to September.

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