Georgia's Jobless Rate Increases Slightly to 5.5 Percent

Posted at 7:01 PM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 16:53:39-04

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's unemployment rate has risen slightly to 5.5 percent.

The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday announced the seasonally adjusted jobless rate for March. It was up from 5.4 percent in February.

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that even though the rate was up, March was a good month for Georgia's labor market.

The March jobless rate of 5.5 percent is down from 6.2 percent a year ago.