published Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Metro Dalton’s jobless rate drops to 8.2 percent in April

The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that metro Dalton’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.2 percent in April, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 8.6 percent in March.

The rate was 10.3 percent in April a year ago.

The rate declined because Metro Dalton employers created more jobs and laid off fewer workers, GDOL said.

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 7 percent, unchanged from March. The rate was 8.3 percent in April a year ago.

Local area unemployment data are not seasonally adjusted.

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