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Jobless Claims Rise in May
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Jobless Claims Rise in May

Hancock County's unemployment rate was 14.2 percent in May, compared to the state's unemployment rate of 8.5 percent.

Putnam County's was 10.1 percent.

According to a release from the Georgia Department of Labor, Macon's unemployment rate rose from 8.1 percent in April to nine percent in May.

That's still lower than May 2012's rate of 9.4 percent.

Area businesses laid off 1,404 people in May, compared to the 1,048 laid off in April.

Warner Robins' unemployment rate increased from April's 6.7 percent to 7.5 percent.

The rate increased mostly due to a rise in layoffs as well as new graduates joining the quest for work, according the news release.

 

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