News release, June 26, 2008BB

Collection:
Georgia Government Publications
Title:
News release, June 26, 2008BB
News release (Georgia Dept. of Labor)
Georgia Department of Labor news release
Creator:
Georgia. Department of Labor
Publisher:
Atlanta, Ga. : Georgia Dept. of Labor, 2008-06-26
Date of Original:
2008/06/26
Subject:
Georgia. Department of Labor--Periodicals
Labor--Georgia--Periodicals
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United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
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eng
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University of Georgia. Map and Government Information Library
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Georgia

Department of Labor

NEWS RELEASE

SUITE 642



(404) 232-3685

148 INTERNATIONAL BOULEVARD, N.E.



ATLANTA, GA 30303-1751



FAX (404) 657-9996

Communications@dol.state.ga.us

Michael Thurmond
Commissioner

Sam Hall
Director of Communications

June 26, 2008....................................................... . . FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Metro Valdosta's unemployment rate rises in May

ATLANTA The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the unemployment rate in the metro Valdosta area rose to a preliminary 4.9 percent in May, up six-tenths of one percent from a revised 4.3 percent in April.

Meanwhile, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 5.8 percent in May, up five-tenths of one percent from 5.3 percent in April. The unemployment rate increased because layoffs in manufacturing and other industries pushed the total number of unemployed workers up from 258,191 in April to 284,816 in May, the highest level ever recorded in Georgia.

The current adjusted state rate, which is three-tenths of one percent higher than the U.S. seasonally-adjusted rate of 5.5 percent, continued to top the national rate for the past four months. The state rate was the highest recorded for the month of May since 1993.

Job growth in May failed to keep pace with the number of job seekers looking for work, contributing to the increase in the state unemployment rate. Preliminary unadjusted data from April to May show Georgia gained only 9,400 payroll jobs, an increase of two-tenths of one percent. The data includes workers who hold more than one job. In metro Valdosta, the number of jobs was up 300, or one-half of one percent, from 56,700 to 57,000.

The local area unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted. Georgia labor market data are available at www.dol.state.ga.us.

NEWS MEDIA NEEDING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY CALL (404) 232-3685.

TABLE AND GRAPHS REFLECTING LABOR MARKET DATA ARE AVAILABLE AT

http://www.dol.state.ga.us/pr/current_data.htm

CY-08-270

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