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NE Georgia's unemployment rate rises to 8.4 percent in June

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Metro Gainesville’s unemployment rate increased to 7.6 percent in June, up seven-tenths of a percentage point from 6.9 percent in May. The rate was 7.9 percent in June a year ago.
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Northeast Georgia region increased to 8.4 percent in June, up eight-tenths of a percentage point, from 7.6 percent in May. The rate was 8.8 percent in June a year ago.

The rate increased primarily because of two seasonal factors: large numbers of education workers are unemployed during the summer and new graduates are considered unemployed until they find a job.

The labor force, which is the number of people employed plus those unemployed but actively looking for work, rose to 298,379 in June, up by 197 from 298,182 in May. It was up by 1,460 from 296,919 in June 2012.

Metro Athens had the lowest area jobless rate at 7.2 percent, while the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest at 12.9 percent.

Metro Gainesville’s unemployment rate increased to 7.6 percent in June, up seven-tenths of a percentage point from 6.9 percent in May. The rate was 7.9 percent in June a year ago.

Meanwhile, 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.

Local area unemployment data are not seasonally adjusted. Georgia labor market data are available at www.dol.state.ga.us
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