Metro Augusta’s unemployment rate at 8.5 percent in April

Thursday, May 28, 2009 6:04 AM
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Unemployment in the Augusta metro area declined for a second month.

The Georgia Department of Labor reported this morning that the unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Augusta area was a preliminary 8.5 percent in April, down from a revised 8.8 percent in March. It was 9 percent in February.

Meanwhile, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.3 percent in April, up slightly from a revised 9.2 percent in March and February.

Georgia’s unemployment rate remained above the national rate of 8.9 percent for the 18th consecutive month.

The labor department reported 446,560 unemployed Georgians are looking for work, an increase of 60 percent from April of 2008.

April’s unemployment rates for the Georgia counties that make up the metro area:

Richmond County: A rate of 8.7 percent, down from 9.4 percent in March.

Columbia County: A rate of 5.9 percent, down from 6.6 percent in March.

Burke County: A rate of 10.3 percent, down from 12.3 percent in March.

McDuffie County: A rate of 9.3 percent, down from 9.9 percent in March.

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justus4
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justus4 05/28/09 - 09:48 am
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What is terribly obvious is
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What is terribly obvious is the racial makeup of those numbers because that would provide insight to whats really happening. How many are temporary workers without benefits? Of course, we already know the answers but would hope that print publications were more accurate in reporting stats.

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Little Lamb 05/28/09 - 10:20 am
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What difference does it make,

What difference does it make, Justus?

TheShep
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TheShep 05/28/09 - 11:01 am
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If they did have the

If they did have the demographics, all justus would do is scream racism and that they stats are wrong!

jack234
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jack234 05/28/09 - 11:35 am
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President Obama's Economic

President Obama's Economic plan at work. HELLO! HELLO! Stick it in your ear RUSH!!!!!!!!!

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g-dog express 05/28/09 - 09:20 pm
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Is anyone surprised at what

Is anyone surprised at what drivol come from the keyboard of justus4. He can make up things from articles that does not even exist. Underlying point of story. Unemployment rates are down.

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