Georgia’s unemployment rate of 4.7 percent in August, remained the same as in July. The State Department of Labor released the numbers Thursday. According to Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, that number isn’t the real story regarding jobs.
"The real news is the fact that we set a new record for total amount of jobs in Georgia, at 4.5 million. That's the first time we've ever hit that number," said Butler. "We also set new records for the number of employed and the number of people in our workforce."