Augusta area jobless rate fell in March

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The unemployment rate for metro Augusta fell in March.

  Nate Owens/Staff
Nate Owens/Staff

The rate for the six-county area was 8.8 percent, a decline from 9 percent in February, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday.

The Augusta area unemployment rate for March 2008 was 5.3 percent.

The statewide unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.2 percent, the first time in 20 months that the rate did not increase over the previous month.

Columbia County led the area with the lowest rate at 6.7 percent, down from February.

Richmond County had 9.6 percent unemployment, unchanged from February.

Aiken County recorded an 8.6 percent jobless rate.

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justus4 04/24/09 - 09:41 am
Anyone who trust these

Anyone who trust these numbers are in la la land. The Securities & Exchange Administration (SEC) was supposed to watch our financial institutions and prevent any excesses that would hurt the country. Well, we know what happened-they failed. These unemployment reports are much the same thing and fail to address actual employment numbers. These numbers could be shot down easily, but the charade continues.

hurlyburly11 04/24/09 - 09:59 am
0 to to know ,the pretender in the White House.?.................

FallingLeaves 04/24/09 - 03:48 pm
I saw the traffic at the

I saw the traffic at the labor department for the job fair yesterday. The parking lot was full and people were having to park a block away. The jobless figures don't tell the whole story.

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