Unemployment rises in Georgia, but there is good news behind the jobs numbers
ATLANTA, Georgia (WDEF) – The Georgia unemployment rate rose in October by .2 percent over the September numbers.
But the state Labor Commissioner says the numbers behind the numbers tell a better story.
While new people are hitting the unemployment roles, a lot of people are also going back to work.
Georgia’s job growth this year has outstripped the national average.
Construction, business services and leisure/hospitality have led the way in 2016.
The layoff picture is also getting better in the state.
While the job outlook in Dalton has improved recently, it still is trailing the rest of the state.
Over the last year, Dalton has lost 100 jobs.
13 other cities around Georgia have either broken even or gained jobs since September of 2015.