Augusta added 800 jobs in August

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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