Georgia’s Jobless Rate Fell to 5.3 Percent in February

first_img An audio version of this story.0:38Georgia’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for February fell to 5.3 percent, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.Like us on FacebookThat’s down two-tenths of a point from January.“Our job growth is doing better than most of the rest of the nation,” Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said.Georgia gained nearly 12,500 jobs last month and 114,000 jobs over the last year, according to the Labor Department.“We continue to see Georgians become employed and also we’re seeing individuals encouraged to join the workforce or individuals moving to Georgia for the available jobs that we have,” said Butler.Georgia’s labor force market hit the five million mark for the first time in state history. Share ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party For Whom The Bell Rings 0:38 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility last_img read more