Friday, July 19, 2013
ATLANTA (AP) -- State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate increased to 8.6 percent in June.
The new seasonally adjustment jobless rate was announced early Thursday morning by the Georgia Department of Labor.
The June unemployment rate was up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in May. However, it remained under the 9.1 percent in June a year ago.
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the rate increased partly because a large number of education workers are unemployed during the summer, and new graduates are considered unemployed until they find a job.
(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.