Published On: Thu, Sep 24th, 2015

Metro Savannah jobless rate drops to 5.6 percent

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now hiringATLANTA – Metro Savannah’s unemployment rate for August was 5.6 percent, down five-tenths of a percentage point from 6.1 percent in July, the Georgia Department of Labor announced today. The rate in August 2014 was 7.6 percent.The rate declined as employers created more jobs and new layoffs, as measured by initial unemployment insurance claims, decreased.The number of jobs in Savannah increased by 200, or 0.1 percent, in August to 170,900. The job gains came mostly in retail trade, local government, school system employees returning from summer recess and education and health services,

Source: Metro Savannah jobless rate drops to 5.6 percent | savannahnow.com

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