Metro Atlanta's jobless rate drops to 8 percent
by Associated Press Wire
December 27, 2012 09:06 AM | 679 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print

ATLANTA (AP) — State labor officials say metro Atlanta's jobless rate has dropped to 8 percent.

The November number continues a downward trend in metro Atlanta's unemployment figures. The rate is down from 8.2 percent in October and 8.9 percent a year ago.

The Georgia Department of Labor released the new numbers early Thursday.

State labor officials say the rate declined because of job growth and fewer new layoffs, as indicated by first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits.



Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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