Professional, service jobs see losses while retail increases

Losses in professional and business services was offset by gains in retail employment in November.

In all, the Augusta metro area lost 200 jobs in November, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

The area had an increase of 800 workers in retail and a loss of 1,000 in professional and business services, state data said.

There were other smaller changes, such as gains of 200 workers in health and education and government, and losses of 200 workers in manufacturing, and 100 workers in information and construction trades.

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