Augusta jobless rate improves

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ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Augusta area decreased to 8.4 percent in March, down four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in February. The jobless rate in the metro Augusta area in March a year ago was also 8.8 percent.

According to a news release, the rate decreased because there were 1,100 new jobs in Augusta in March, mostly in the service-related industries, and there were fewer layoffs in construction, manufacturing, retail trade, and administrative and support services.  

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onlysane1left 04/26/11 - 10:17 am
And the naysayers say the

And the naysayers say the entitlement crowds are getting bigger.....

countyman 04/26/11 - 01:14 pm
Glad to see the unemployment

Glad to see the unemployment picture getting better... I hope the Plant Vogtle can allow some spin-off companies to locate to Burke County.. If we can starting getting more companies in Mcduffie, Burke, and Edgefield counties.. The Augusta area would be more similar to Knoxville, Greensboro, and Columbia in metro population... Right now the metro population sits at 556,000 people..

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