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Augusta area added 3,700 jobs in April

Thursday, May 16, 2013 9:42 AM
Last updated 8:05 PM
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The Augusta metro area received its annual Masters Tour­nament employment bump, with a net gain of 3,700 jobs in April, according to data released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor.

Most of the gain was in the hospitality and leisure sector, which added 3,100 jobs, with 400 more in retail.

There were small gains in state government, education, business services and information to offset slight declines in construction and manufacturing.

Compared with last April, there were 1,100 more people working in hospitality.

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bclicious
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bclicious 05/16/13 - 10:18 am
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This is stupid!!!

We always talk about the economy recovering and how many jobs were added this month; however, we never take in account how many jobs were lost during the prior month. The math just doesn't add up.

It should be jobs gained this month minus (-) prior month's job losses = reality.

Secondly; why don't we ever talk about those people who are unemployed, but do not qualify for unemployment.

It just seems to me, that we are concentrating too much on false reality.

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BamaMan 05/16/13 - 01:21 pm
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I agree!

Deduct the jobs LOST during that time, and I'd be glad to see the ACTUAL total.

Also, proof-readers, check the content of the article.

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InChristLove 05/16/13 - 03:04 pm
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Excellent bclicious!

Excellent bclicious!

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