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Augusta added 800 jobs in August

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 3:51 PM
Last updated 7:21 PM
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The Augusta metro area gained 800 jobs in August, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday.

The net gain mostly comes from jobs added to government, construction, wholesale trade, education and transportation. There were losses in manufacturing, retail and hospitality.

According to the state data, there were 216,800 jobs in the metro area last month. The monthly employer survey doesn’t include self-employed, however.

The total is 3,800 jobs more than in August 2012. Most of those gains are in hospitality, retail and local government.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/19/13 - 04:00 pm
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Heavy Local Government

So local government is responsible for hiring enough people to account for a goodly percent of new jobs created? Man, our local government is going to be crushed by its own weight.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/19/13 - 04:18 pm
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Guvmit Jobs. No qualification. Guaranteed for life.
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Guvmit Jobs. No qualification. Guaranteed for life.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/19/13 - 04:19 pm
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Its a government job or fast food? Take your pick.
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Its a government job or fast food? Take your pick.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/19/13 - 11:07 pm
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What Were Local Government Jobs?

I'd like to know what jobs were added to local government?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/20/13 - 06:35 am
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Surely Fort Gordon would be included. Number count.
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Surely Fort Gordon would be included. Number count.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/20/13 - 06:35 am
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Military passengers certainly keep Bush Field in the Black.
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Military passengers certainly keep Bush Field in the Black.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/20/13 - 07:01 am
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Part Time

I'm sure the local government jobs were full time. But of the rest, I wonder how many were part-time, low-wage jobs?

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