ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Northwest Georgia region was 6.4 percent in November, down six-tenths of a percentage point from 7.0 percent in October. The rate in November of last year was also 7.0 percent.
The rate fell as new layoffs, measured by initial unemployment insurance (UI) claims, dropped to 3,179 in November, a decrease of 328, or 9.4 percent, from 3,507 in October. Most of the decrease in claims came in manufacturing. Over the year, claims were down by 327, or 9.3 percent, from 3,506 filed in November 2013. (more…)