Georgia jobless rate now at record high


July 15, 2009

ATLANTA, Ga.---Georgia's jobless rate is now in the double digits. It reached 10.1% in June. That's a record for the state.

Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond says the state is in the midst of a deepening economic crisis.

The numbers mean over 480,000 Georgians are out of work and seeking unemployment benefits. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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