Ga. unemployment rate flat but jobs increase

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Thursday, November 18, 2010

ATLANTA -- 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 October.

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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