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August 20, 2015

Georgia unemployment rate down in July

WTVM: August 20, 2015

 The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the state unemployment rate has dropped, according to July statistics.

The unemployment rate for July dropped to 6 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 6.1 percent in June. In July 2014, the state unemployment rate was at 7.2 percent.

According to State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, it has been more than 7 years since the state unemployment was at this low a level.

The total number of jobs in the state increased to 4,252,200 in July, up by 4,600 from last month. The majority of this growth comes from local government, an…

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