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POSTED: April 4, 2013 12:49 p.m.

ATLANTA — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits in metro Savannah and across the state’s coastal region has dropped, according to the state Department of Labor.
The department announced last week metro Savannah’s unemployment rate declined to 7.8 percent in February, down five-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in January. The rate was 8.7 percent in February a year ago.
The rate declined because the number of jobs increased and there were fewer new layoffs, which were represented by initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits, according to the labor department.
The Coastal Georgia region’s unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in February, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 9.0 percent in January. The rate was 9.3 percent in February a year ago.
The rate declined because there were fewer new layoffs, which were represented by initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits.
Metro Athens had the lowest area jobless rate at 6.1 percent, while the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest at 11.2 percent.
Meanwhile, Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 8.6 percent, down from 8.7 percent in January. The rate was 9.2 percent in February a year ago.
Local area unemployment data are not seasonally adjusted. Labor market data are available at www.dol.state.ga.us.

 

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