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Smyrna's Jobless Rate Remains at 6.8% in February

The Jonquil City's unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in February a year ago.

Georgia labor market data are available at www.employgeorgia.com. Credit: Patch file
Georgia labor market data are available at www.employgeorgia.com. Credit: Patch file
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced Thursday that metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate decreased to 6.9 percent in February, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.1 percent in January. 

The rate was 8.4 percent in February a year ago.

Smyrna is included in GDOL's metro Atlanta statistics and the unemployment rate is not seasonally adjusted. Last week, GDOL said the state's jobless rate, which is seasonally adjusted, fell to 7.1 percent in February from 7.3 percent in January. 

Both the state and metro Atlanta trail the national rate, which is at 6.7 percent.

Smyrna's unemployment rate for February was 6.8 percent, which is what it was from the revised January figure. The rate was 8.1 percent in February a year ago. 
 
For more on the jobless numbers including those for Cobb County, see here.


Georgia labor market data are available at www.employgeorgia.com.

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