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Georgia’s Jobless Rate Up Slightly To 8.3 Percent

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(By: Alex Bramwell / Getty Images)

(By: Alex Bramwell / Getty Images)

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Georgia labor officials say the state’s unemployment rate increased to 8.3 percent in May.

The Georgia Department of Labor announced the seasonally adjusted rate early Thursday, saying it was up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.2 percent in April.

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a statement that the rate increased because more job seekers entered the labor force looking for work. He said there was also a slight increase in layoffs, many of which were temporary.

The May jobless rate was down eight-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in May a year ago.

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