Thursday, April 25, 2013
ATLANTA (WRDW) -- The Georgia Department of Labor has released the preliminary unemployment rates for the CSRA and the metro Augusta area for the month of March.
The rate for metro Augusta declined to 8 percent in March. That is down five-tenths of a percentage point from 8.5 percent in February. The rate back in March 2012 was also 8.5 percent.
The rate declined because of an increase in the number of jobs and fewer new layoffs.
For the unemployment rate in the CSRA, the department found that rate declined to 8.7 percent, which is down four-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 in February. In March 2012, the rate was 9.2 percent.
The rate declined because there were fewer new layoffs.
In Georgia, the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate declined to 8.4 percent in March.
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