Unemployment remains steady in Georgia
Unemployment remains steady in Georgia at 3.1 percent for the ninth consecutive month, according to a report from the Georgia Department of Labor. This is three-tenths of a percent lower than the national unemployment rate of 3.4 percent.
The number of jobs increased by 10,400 in the month of April and went up by 2.3 percent over the year to a near all-time high of close to 5 million.
Georgia's labor force increased for the seventh consecutive month by 14,557 to over 5 million with the participation rate at 61.2 percent.
For the sixth month in a row, the number of employed Georgians was up with a total of 5,110,47 employed. The employment-to-population ratio is at 59.3 percent.