Augusta's jobless rate at 9.1 percent

Thursday, March 29, 2012 9:27 AM
Last updated 9:43 AM
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The Augusta metro area’s unemployment rate for February was unchanged from January, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday.

The jobless rate was 9.1 percent, which is also unchanged from February 2011.

Augusta is now even with the Georgia unemployment rate, which has been declining over the last seven months. South Carolina, which has not yet reported its February unemployment, was at 9.3 percent in January.

Columbia County was tied for fifth lowest in the state among counties, despite an increase to 7.0 percent.

Among metro areas in Georgia, Athens had the lowest at 7.0 percent. Dalton was the highest at 12.3 percent.


Burke County: 9.9 percent, down from 10.0 percent in January, down from 10.0 percent in February 2011

Columbia County: 7.0 percent, up from 6.7 percent in January, up from 6.9 percent in February 2011

McDuffie County: 10.6 percent, down from 10.7 percent in January, down from 10.8 percent in February 2011

Richmond County: 10.5 percent, up from 10.4 percent in January, up from 10.3 percent in February 2011

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Dixieman 03/29/12 - 09:39 am
NOW are you ready to vote

NOW are you ready to vote Obama out? Sheeeeesh!

fdn315 03/29/12 - 09:48 am
No not really. I've found a

No not really. I've found a good job in this economy, but if you aren't qualified for quality work I can see why you might want to blame someone else for your own short comings

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Augusta resident 03/29/12 - 02:14 pm
Here we go again. Blame

Here we go again. Blame congress, they run the country. Doesn't matter who the president is.

bjphysics 03/29/12 - 02:38 pm
It’s the federal government’s

It’s the federal government’s fault people in Augusta thought they could waltz through economic life at the paper mill with a high school degree.

Remember the cardinal rule of the GOP; everybody else needs to take responsibility for their own choices but not them, then it’s somebody else’s fault.

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