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Georgia Sees Slight Increase in September Unemployment Rate

Georgia saw a slight uptick in the unemployment rate last month. According to Georgia Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson, September’s unemployment rate increased to 3.4 percent, up one-tenth from a revised 3.3 percent in August. Jobs were up by 17,100 over the month and up by 96,100 over the year to reach an all-time high of more than 4,900,000 (4,942,700.)

The areas with the most over-the-year growth included Accommodation and Food Services, Health Care and Social Assistance, and Local Government.

Thompson said in September, there 96,000 job listings online for residents to access at the department’s WorkSource Georgia portal.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!