Macon Unemployment Rate Declines

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By NewsCentral ProducerCeleste Smith

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Updated: Fri, 31 May 2013 10:05:08 EST

The Georgia Department of Labor says Macon’s unemployment rate declined to 8.2 percent in April, down from 8.5 percent in March. The rate was 9.1 percent in April a year ago. The labor department says the rate declined as the number of jobs in Macon increased by 1,000 to 98,900, up from 97,900 in March. Most of the growth came in professional and business services, education and health services, leisure and hospitality, and retail trade. Metro Athens had the lowest area jobless rate at 5.6 percent, while the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest at 10.3 percent.

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