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Metro Albany’s unemployment rate declines to 8.2 percent in November

By   /  December 26, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany’s unemployment rate decreased to 8.2 percent in November, down six-tenths of a percentage point from 8.8 percent in October. This is the lowest the rate has been since it was 8.1 percent in March 2009. The rate was 9.1 percent [...]

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Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 8.6 percent in June

By   /  July 18, 2013  /  Business, Government, News  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.6 percent in June. The rate was up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in May, but it was down five-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in June a year ago.

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Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 8.2 percent in April

By   /  May 16, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 8.2 percent in April. The rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March and nine-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in April a year ago. “At 8.2 percent, Georgia’s unemployment [...]

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Metro Albany’s unemployment rate rises to 9.7 percent in December

By   /  January 24, 2013  /  Government, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports Atlanta, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Albany rose to 9.7 percent in December, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 9.2 percent in November. The rate was 9.8 percent in December 2011. The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region rose [...]

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Metro Albany’s unemployment rate declines to 9.3 percent in October

By   /  November 23, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Albany declined to 9.3 percent in October, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 9.4 percent in September. The rate was 10.4 percent in October 2011. The rate for Southwest Georgia declined to 8.9 percent, also a one-tenth [...]

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Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 9.0 percent in September

By   /  October 18, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 9.0 percent in September, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 9.2 percent in August. The jobless rate was 9.8 percent in September a year ago. “The unemployment rate dropped in September because Georgia had the fewest [...]

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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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Metro Albany’s jobless rate declines to 9.5 percent in April

By   /  May 26, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet     ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Albany declined to 9.5 percent in April to its lowest level since May 2009 when it was 8.9 percent. The rate was 9.6 percent in March and 9.9 percent in April 2011. The rate decreased as [...]

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Unemployment drops to 10.4 percent for October

By   /  November 30, 2011  /  Opinion, Tom Knighton  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Local officials silent about long term improvement   Last week, the Georgia Department of Labor released the latest unemployment statistics for the Albany area, which was at 10.4 percent.  That was a drop of .4 percent over September, which the Department of Labor attributed to fewer layoffs than expected. The unemployment rate last October [...]

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Metro Albany’s unemployment rate rises to 10 percent in May

By   /  June 27, 2011  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Albany increased to 10 percent in May, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.8 percent in April. The April rate was first reported at a preliminary 9.9 percent. The jobless rate in metro Albany [...]

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