Augusta loses 2,200 jobs in July

The number of job in the Augusta metro area declined 2,200 in July, according to numbers released this morning by Georgia's labor department.

Most of the job losses come in the government sector. According to the state, there were 1,500 local government jobs lost in the months and 300 state jobs lost. Federal employment added 100 jobs to the metro area.

The metro area also lost 400 jobs in retail, 200 in leisure and hospitality, and 100 in professional and business services.

A gain was seen in health and construction sectors, 100 jobs each, according to the labor department.

Statewide, Georgia lost 28,400 jobs in July, most of them coming from the Atlanta area. Other metro areas seeing jobs losses were Valdosta, Warner Robbins, Dalton and Rome.

Athens, Albany, Columbus, Savannah and Macon had job growth.

Compared to July 2010, Augusta is down by 2,600 jobs, with the declines similarly being seen in government and retail.

 

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