Thursday, July 25, 2013
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The Georgia Department of Labor announced that metro Augusta's unemployment rate increased to 9.3 percent in May, which is up 1 percentage point from 8.3 percent in May. The rate was 9.5 percent in June in 2012.
The rate increased because of large numbers of education workers being unemployed during the summer and new graduates who are unemployed until they can get hired.
Also from the Georgia Department of Labor, the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area increased to 10.4 percent in June, which is up one and one-tenths of a percentage point from 9.3 percent in May. The rate was 10.6 percent in June a year ago.
Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 8.6 percent, up from 8.3 percent in May. The rate was 9.1 percent in June a year ago.
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