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DeKalb County Unemployment Rate is at 10.5
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DeKalb County Unemployment Rate is at 10.5

DeKalb County, GA--  State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Atlanta area decreased to 10.2 percent in February, down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10.4 percent in January. The jobless rate in the metro Atlanta area in February 2010 was 10.7 percent. DeKalb County's rate of unemployment is 10.5

The February rate decreased because there were 16,400 new jobs mostly in the service-related industries. construction, and manufacturing.

Unemployment rates decreased in 20 of the state’s 25 local areas, with five area rates remaining unchanged.  At 7.7 percent, metro Athens recorded the state’s lowest rate, while metro Dalton  had the highest at 12.2 percent.  

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was also 10.2 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point, from a revised 10.3 percent in January. The state’s jobless rate was also 10.3 percent in February 2010.

February marked the 41st consecutive month that Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 8.9 percent.

Local area unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted. Georgia labor market data are available at www.dol.state.ga.us

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