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Georgia Jobless Rates at Lowest Mark Since 2009
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Georgia's jobless rate is at its lowest mark since March 2009.

Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says in January, unemployment sat at 9.2 percent.

That's a decline of two-tenths of a percentage point from December's 9.4 percent. 

A year ago, it sat at 10.1 percent. 

The Department of Labor also said Georgia gained more than 83 thousand jobs in the last twelve months.

According to a news release, that's the largest January to January job growth since 2006.

Locally, the Macon metro area added 1,300 jobs from January 2011 to January 2012, a 1.4% increase.

The Warner Robins area added 600 jobs in the past year.

 

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