Metro Atlanta jobless rate rises to 8.9 percent | Online Athens

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Metro Atlanta jobless rate rises to 8.9 percent | Online Athens

ATLANTA (AP) — State labor officials say metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate has risen to 8.9 percent.

The Georgia Department of Labor announced the new numbers early Thursday.

The 8.9 percent jobless rate for June was up seventh-tenths of a percent point, from 8.2 percent in May. That was still under the 9.3 percent rate in June a year ago.

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