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Southwest Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 8.5 percent in October

By   /  November 28, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region increased to 8.5 percent in October, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in September. The rate was 9.0 percent in October a year ago. Because of the federal government shutdown, no states were [...]

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ASU to host panel on obesity in Southwest Geor

By   /  November 20, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Judith Rosenbaum, Research Facilitator

Tweet Obesity has become a nationwide epidemic. Southwest Georgia is especially hard hit, and with obesity linked to a variety of other diseases, it is a focal point for local and regional research efforts. The Albany State University Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions health disparities research community will join this effort on November 20 and [...]

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Southwest Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 8.8 percent in August

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region decreased to 8.8 percent in August, down seven-tenths of a percentage point from 9.5 percent in July. The rate was 9.4 percent in August a year ago. The rate dropped because there [...]

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Southwest Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 9.9 percent in June

By   /  July 25, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region increased to 9.9 percent in June, up eight-tenths of a percentage point, from 9.1 percent in May. The rate was 9.6 percent in June a year ago.

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Defending Sacrifice

By   /  June 6, 2012  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tom Knighton

Tweet       This week, we mourn two from our area who were lost to violent acts half a world apart.  One is my dear friend Kimberly Layfield, who fell victim to a madman’s rampage in Seattle.  The other is United States Marine LCPL Steve Sutton. Over the weekend, reports surfaced that a notorious [...]

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Southwest Georgia’s jobless rate unchanged at 9.0 percent in April

By   /  May 26, 2012  /  Press Releases  /  Comments Off

Tweet   ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia area was unchanged at 9.0 percent from March to April. The jobless rate in the Southwest Georgia area in April a year ago was 9.5 percent. Metro Athens had the lowest area rate at 6.5 [...]

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