Jobless rate down in metro Savannah | savannahnow.com

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Sep

Jobless rate down in metro Savannah | savannahnow.com

ATLANTA — Metro Savannah’s unemployment rate decreased to 7.8 percent in August, down eight-tenths of a percentage point from 8.6 percent in July, the state labor department announced Thursday.

The rate was also 8.6 percent in August a year ago.

The rate dropped because of a significant reduction in layoffs. There were 1,195 new layoffs, represented by initial claims for unemployment insurance, which are 223, or 15.7 percent, fewer than the 1,418 in July.

Much of the decline came in transportation and warehousing, construction, administrative and support services, and accommodations and food services.

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