Georgia's jobless rate at 8.8 percent
8/30/2013, 6:21 a.m.
The Georgia Department of Labor says the seasonally adjusted rate was three-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised 8.5 percent in June, but three-tenths of a percentage point lower than 9.1 percent in July a year ago.
The number of initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits rose in DeKalb County and statewide in July. In DeKalb, the number of new claims for UI benefits rose to 3,194 in July from 3,051 in June.
Statewide, the number of initial claims for UI benefits rose 14,329 to 54,106 from 39,777 in June.
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