Georgia’s unemployment rate droped significantly last month

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday, Georgia’s unemployment rate  dropped to 7.2-percent.  October’s rate was 7.7-percent.  This time last year, the rate was 7.6-percent.

“This is the largest monthly rate decrease we have seen in Georgia going all the way back to 1976,” State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler explains.

Employers added 23,400 new jobs in November, making the yearly total to 4,192,600.

According to the Georgia Department of Labor’s report, most of the growth was in trade, transportation and warehousing.  Holiday seasonal hiring was also one of the main causes of the growth.

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