Georgia’s Jobless Rate Shows Slight Increase

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Georgia’s jobless rate has risen slightly, marking its first increase in nearly a year.

The Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 9 percent in June.

That’s up one-tenth of a percentage point, from 8.9 percent in May

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the unemployment rate traditionally inches up in June.

He said that’s because new graduates and people searching for summer jobs enter the job market at the same time that private and public schools are laying off employees for the summer.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Atlanta

Watch Dukes & Bell Live
Taz Goes Big With A New Daily Show!

Watch & Listen