Economist Paul Ashworth of Capital Economics says today's numbers should "ease fears that the U.S. economy is following Europe into recession."
The Labor Department says the unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent from 8.2 percent in June.
Agency officials say the money will help pay for job training and placement services. Job-related outreach activities will also be expanded.
It's been a rough year for some businesses in Columbia County. Three Food Lions, a Ryan's Buffet and Mike's Furniture have all already closed their doors.
Renovation is underway at the bank's Greenville campus. Call center employees will move into their permanent space there in January.
Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.9 percent from April to May. The jobless rate was 9.8 percent in May a year ago.
Augusta lost more private sector jobs than any of the largest 100 cities in the country last year, but experts say that shouldn't be the case for long.
The last time Georgia's jobless rate was below nine percent was in February of 2009, when it was also 8.9 percent.
Amazon promises to bring 2,000 jobs to South Carolina by the end of 2013.
Edgefield County is filled with lots of green pastures and farmland, but a company is about to bring a different kind of green to one of the county's smallest towns.
According to the news release, US Fibers has been in South Carolina for almost 20 years and in Edgefield County for 10 years.
The $12 million project will include five classrooms, three culinary kitchens for students and a banquet area, along with a fully functioning restaurant.
March's rate in the CSRA is at 8.6%. That's equal to the rate a year ago, and slightly lower than February's rate.
That figure marked the eighth straight monthly decline for South Carolina unemployment, which has often been among the highest in the nation during the past several years.
Aflac is hiring for a range of positions, including call-center specialists, claims processors, managers, supervisors and business analysts.
Michelin North America Chairman Pete Selleck praised the state's pro-business climate and the productivity of South Carolina employees.
The Labor Department says weekly unemployment benefit applications dropped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 357,000.
The most recent unemployment statistics show Georgia gained more than 80,000 jobs in 2011. That's the biggest single-year increase in five years.
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has announced they will begin taking online applications Monday morning.