Georgia jobless rate up to 9.3 percent

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ATLANTA — State labor officials say Georgia’s jobless rate rose to 9.3 percent in July, which is up from 9 percent in June.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says a main reason for the increase is a large number of temporary layoffs in manufacturing. However, Butler says many of those workers who were laid off have already gone back to work.

The seasonally adjusted numbers were released early Thursday.

Labor officials say there were 56,540 first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in July, up 15.7 percent from June, with the temporary manufacturing layoffs accounting for most of that increase.

Georgia’s labor force increased by 7,731 new jobseekers to 4,765,132 in July. That’s up from 4,757,401 in June. Georgia’s labor force has increased 14 of the past 15 months.

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Angie H
Angie H 08/16/12 - 07:08 am
Were are those jobs the

Were are those jobs the President promised, if only we pass the stimulus?

seenitB4 08/16/12 - 07:24 am
WE have to help ourselves

Buy local....hire local contractors......local veggies.....check labels in stores---where was it made......daddie gov. hasn't gotten it right in a looong yourself ...

bclicious 08/16/12 - 09:56 am
Georgia's emergency unemployment benefits??????

So does this mean that Georgia's emergency unemployment benefits will be automatically reinstated? Georgia’s rate dropped to 8.9 percent in April and remained there into early July, ending the state’s qualification for the added federal benefit.

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