Augusta employment up slightly in October

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 5:39 AM
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Jobs in the Augusta metro area ticked slightly upward in October, according to data released today by the Georgia Department of Labor.

Total jobs in the area increased 0.1 percent, or 100 jobs, from September. The picture was rosier from a year earlier, with a 0.6 percent rise in employment, or 1,300 jobs.

Sectors that increased employment for the month were service-providing, financial activities, educational and health services and state and local government.

The Georgia Department of Labor  also reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.9 percent from September to October.

According to a news release, the preliminary September rate of 10 percent reported last month has been revised downward by one-tenth of a percentage point. The rate was 10.2 percent in October 2009.

This is the 37th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.6 percent, the news release said.

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countyman
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countyman 11/18/10 - 10:33 am
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Excellent news... I see why

Excellent news... I see why so many people outside of the CSRA considered Augusta to be a up & coming city...

100 new jobs from September 2010 to October 2010....

1,300 new jobs from October 2009 to October 2010....

The city of Augusta has the best economy in the state of GA.
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-11-18/augusta-economy-vibra...

Augusta had the 4th highest job growth rate in the nation. Only four cities out of the top 100 had a job growth rate over 2%. They were Augusta, Oklahoma City, Charleston and the city that's almost number 1 on every list or ranking Austin.

Augusta had the 19th highest raw number change in terms of new jobs. Even though metro Augusta is the 80th to 90th largest metro out the top 100 in the nation

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RoadkiII 11/18/10 - 10:44 am
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Total jobs in the area

Total jobs in the area increased 0.1 percent, or 100 jobs, from September. The picture was rosier from a year earlier, with a 0.6 percent rise in employment, or 1,300 jobs.

How do you get 2% from the stated 0.1%? Can you talk to my bank for me? I could use a little more money.

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countyman 11/18/10 - 11:16 am
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The 0.1% rate in the article

The 0.1% rate in the article reflects September 2010 to October 2010.

The 0.6% rate in the article reflects October 2009 to October 2010.

The 2% figure is from the Department of Labor 100 largest metro rankings. The period covers the amount of new private-sector jobs from September 2009 to September 2010. Augusta had the 4th highest job growth rate and the 19th largest raw number change in the nation.

September 2009-September 2010(Percent change)
1. Austin 2.43%
2. OKC 2.38%
3. Charleston 2.37%
4. Augusta 2.01%
5. McAllen-Endinburgh 1.98%
6. DC 1.52%
7. San Jose 1.48%
8. Phoenix 1.46%
9. Cleveland 1.44%
10. Chattanooga 1.26%
11. El Paso 1.18%
12. Minn-St. Paul 1.04%
13. Boston 1.03%
14. Syracuse .97%
15. VA Beach-Norfolk .96%
16. Pittsburgh .91%
17. Knoxville .89%
18. Dallas .86%
19. Honolulu .83%
20. New Orleans .79%
http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/datacenter/job-rankings-for-100-bigge...

countyman
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countyman 11/18/10 - 11:17 am
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Another big diffrence between

Another big diffrence between the article and the Department of Labor ranking...

The article reflects the total number of jobs(including goverment) in the metro...

The Department of Labor reflects the total number of private-sector jobs in the metro...

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