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POSTED: January 12, 2008 5:02 a.m.
The Georgia Department of Labor reports the Hinesville area added 100 payroll jobs last month; the county’s unemployment rate declined one-half of one percent.
The statewide unemployment rate declined to 4.2 percent in November, down one-half of one percent from 4.7 percent in October and two-tenths of one percent from 4.4 percent in November of 2006.
The current state rate is three-tenths of one percent lower than the U.S. unadjusted rate of 4.5 percent.
The current state rate is three-tenths of one percent lower than the U.S. unadjusted rate of 4.5 percent.
The state’s rate decreased in November because the number of people unemployed declined by 21,675, due, in part, to temporary holiday hiring in the retail trade industry.
From October to November, preliminary data show Georgia added 12,600 payroll jobs.
The 14 metro areas of the state and their job increases include:
• Albany, up 600, or nine-tenths of one percent, from 65,600 to 66,200.
• Athens, up 300, or four-tenths of one percent, from 84,500 to 84,800.
• Atlanta, up 6,400, or three-tenths of one percent, from 2,475,600 to 2,482,000.
• Augusta, up 1,300, or six-tenths of one percent, from 215,200 to 216,500.
• Brunswick, up 100, or two-tenths of one percent, from 45,600 to 45,700.
• Columbus, up 400, or three-tenths of one percent, from 123,300 to 123,700.
• Dalton, up 100, or one-tenth of one percent, from 79,800 to 79,900.
• Gainesville, up 300, or four-tenths of one percent, from 76,400 to 76,700.
• Macon, up 500, or one-half of one percent, from 101,800 to 102,300.
• Savannah, up 800, or one-half of one percent, from 162,100 to 162,900.
• Valdosta, up 300, or one-half of one percent, from 56,800 to 57,100.
Georgia labor market data are not seasonally adjusted and are available at www.dol.state.ga.us
 

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