Georgia jobless rate worsens

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 7:15 AM
Last updated 7:16 AM
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ATLANTA — State labor officials say Georgia’s unemployment rate has risen to 7.8 percent.

The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday announced the new jobless figure, which is up from 7.4 percent in June.

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the increase is mostly due to temporary, seasonal layoffs in local government and manufacturing.

Butler said the state’s employment picture is continuing to show positive signs. He said private employers in the state created 8,200 jobs in July.

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southern2 08/14/14 - 08:07 am
So I'm this

I'm this good news or bad?

Little Lamb
Little Lamb 08/14/14 - 09:02 am

I have a suggestion to state government. You should stop this unnecessary monthly reporting. Unemployment goes up one month, down the next. You blow off the negative reports by saying the bad news is temporary and seasonal.

Instead, go to quarterly reporting only. That way, we would only get four of these meaningless reports each year instead of twelve.

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