The Marietta Daily Journal – Jobless rate climbs up to 6 4 percent in Cobb County

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Mar

The Marietta Daily Journal – Jobless rate climbs up to 6 4 percent in Cobb County

ATLANTA — Finding a job in Cobb County got more difficult in January as seasonal retail workers rejoined the job market or bowed out of the work force all together.

That trend caused the county’s unemployment rate to rise to 6.4 percent, from 6.1 percent in December. But the rate of joblessness is still lower than in January 2013, when it stood at 7.9 percent, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

Metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate increased to 7.2 percent in January, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 6.8 percent in December. The rate was 8.8 percent in January a year ago.

via The Marietta Daily Journal – Jobless rate climbs up to 6 4 percent in Cobb County.

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