August 23, 2012
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Buoyed by a drop in the number of unemployed people in the city, the Georgia Department of Labor says that Albany's Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate for March fell below 9 percent, ending the month at 8.9 percent.
A loss of seasonal jobs and an increase in layoffs represented by initial claims for unemployment benefits lead to a bump in the Albany jobless rate for January.
U.S. job growth grew modestly in January and gains in the prior two months were bigger than initially reported, supporting views the economy's sluggish recovery was on track despite a surprise contraction in output in the final three months of 2012.
Southwest Georgia as a whole is also up, officials say.
Metro Albany's unemployment rate has ticked upwards for December, Labor officials say.
Data show a drop of 20.7 percent in initial unemployment insurance claim filings over the past year in Albany.
Payrolls outside the farming sector grew 155,000 last month, the Labor Department said on Friday. That was in line with analysts' expectations and slightly below the level for November.
The U.S. economy added a solid 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government said Superstorm Sandy had only a minimal effect on the figures.
Georgia labor officials say the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 8.7 percent in October, down from 9 percent in September
U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October and hiring was stronger over the previous two months than first thought. The unemployment rate inched up to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Albany declined to 9.4 percent in September, down five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.9 percent in August. The rate was 10.7 percent in September 2011.
Georgia labor officials say the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 9 percent in September, which is down from 9.2 percent in August.
US unemployment rate falls to 7.8 pct. in September, lowest since Jan. 2009; hiring increases.
A county-by-county breakdown of unemployment rates released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor for August shows Dougherty to be at 10.9 percent.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the state's seasonably adjusted unemployment rate fell to 9.2 percent, down .1 percent from last month and almost .6 percent down from a year ago.
U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs last month, a weak figure that could slow any momentum President Barack Obama hoped to gain from his speech to the Democratic National Convention.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Albany rose to 10.5 percent in July, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 10.3 percent in June. The rate was 10.9 percent in July 2011.
Figures released by the Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday show that Albany has lost 200 jobs.