Metro Valdosta’s Jobless Rate Unchanged at 8.6% in December
Press release from the issuing company
Thursday, January 26th, 2012
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Valdosta was unchanged at 8.6 percent from November to December. The jobless rate in metro Valdosta in December a year ago was 8.9 percent.
Metro Athens and Warner Robins had the lowest rates at 7.3 percent, while metro Dalton had the highest at 12.1 percent.
Meanwhile, Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined in December for the third straight month, dropping to 9.7 percent, down from a revised 9.8 percent in November. The jobless rate was 10.4 percent in December a year ago.
The state rate declined because 11,500 Georgians went back to work in December. Statewide, there were 600 new construction jobs, and manufacturing grew by 400 jobs. Job gains also came in information services and trade and transportation.