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Metro Augusta's unemployment rate rises to 7.4 percent in June

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Metro Augusta’s unemployment rate increased to 7.4 percent in June, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.

The rate in May was 6.9 percent. The rate was 8.9 percent in June a year ago.

The rate increased because of seasonal factors, such as the summer job loss among non-contract school workers and temporary layoffs, primarily in manufacturing.

Metro Athens had the lowest area jobless rate at 6.3 percent, while the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest at 10.4 percent.

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 7.4 percent, up from 7.2 percent in May. The rate was 8.4 percent in June a year ago.

South Carolina had an unemployment rate of 5.3 percent last month.

BY THE NUMBERS

A look at the county-by-county jobless numbers:

 June 2014May 2014June 2013
Richmond9.7%8.7%10.5%
Columbia6.4%5.7%7.1%
Burke10.0%8.9%12.6%
McDuffie8.5%8.1%10.0%
Aiken5.5%5.7%8.1%
Edgefield6.4%5.8%8.0%

Sources: Georgia Department of Labor, South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce

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corgimom
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corgimom 07/24/14 - 09:13 am
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Thank God that Augusta is on

Thank God that Augusta is on fire, I'd hate to see the unemployment rate if it wasn't.

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jimmymac 07/24/14 - 09:20 am
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Come on Countyman this can't be true.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 07/24/14 - 11:42 am
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Obama, Obama, Obama.

NOW are you ready to vote Republican in November. fellow CSRA residents? Country on the wrong track and sinking fast.

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Butterman 07/24/14 - 02:30 pm
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Get ready
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for the washing machine to start up into its spin cycle at any moment.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/24/14 - 06:01 pm
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I feel sorry for anyone who

I feel sorry for anyone who is looking for work and can't find a job.

bclicious
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bclicious 07/24/14 - 08:44 pm
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That's nearly everyone...

Imagine that folks; the recession is not over, people are looking for jobs, and people are still losing their houses.

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bdouglas 07/24/14 - 10:40 pm
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I see places that are hiring

I see places that are hiring every single day. The job posting boards are chock full of places looking for workers. The problem is not a lack of jobs, it's that people don't want to TAKE the jobs that are out there.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/25/14 - 06:20 am
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I am only commenting from my personal observations.

and direct talks with Food server staff.

* A lot of people figured out their new reduced 30 hour work week won't pay the bills, so why work above the table and pay taxes, with all the freebies out there. We all know why we at 30 hours, vs 32 hours, vs what was 40 hours in 1995. EACH reduction in hours was a direct result of the Democrat efforts to force healthcare requirements on businesses based on employee status based on hours.

* This is also something I have seen 1st hand in the CSRA and other places, earlier this this year. A lot of restaurant workers were cut and some are doing double work. Like, Waitressing and Bussing MORE tables for the same wage. In one national buffet, I noted the waitstaff having to bus their own tables and also noted 1/2 the number of lunch and dinner staff waiting 2x the tables.

BTW: Busboys are paid min wage, and a waitress is paid about 1/2 of min wage because of tips. So a restaurant screws the wait staff over and saves on Labor.

* BTW: I peeked around the corner in a few places and noted an increase in Hispanic back area staff in a few China & American Buffets in the Augusta area .

So much for E-Verify.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/25/14 - 06:27 am
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BTW LIBERALS SUPPORTING ILLEGALS

The "Official" number of US unemployed persons is about 9.5 million.

NOW A QUESTION
With About 50% of all ILLEGALS are working and the other 50% are too old, underage, or are getting "Benefits". How many jobs are ILLEGALS taking from US CITIZENS?

Mathematically it only stands to reason with 18 to 25 million ILLEGALS in USA, at least 7 million are working US hourly jobs. Either with false ID's or under the table.

That is the number of jobs being taken from US Citizens by the DEMOCRAT's OPEN BORDERS AGENDA.

NOW ALSO NOTE
The Black Community is listed at 10.1% nationally.
But if that number is looked at on a Metro Basis instead of a national spread out scale and/or suburbs.

The Black unemployment rate in "some" USA Cities is running as between 25% to 30+%.

BUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS THINGS ARE IMPROVING?
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Maybe they are counting Illegals that took US Jobs?

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