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The jobless rate in metro Atlanta fell significantly last month, according data released by the Georgia Department of Labor Thursday. The September unemployment rate was 7.3 percent, down from August's rate of 8.0. The metro rate a year ago was 7.6 percent. Comment?
That's up one-tenth of a percent from July's rate of 7.9, and slightly above the August 2013 rate, also 7.9. The August jobless rate in Douglas County was 8.3 percent, up from July's 8.2, and the same as the rate last August, also 8.3. The number of employed workers in Douglas fell from 62,914 in July to 62,052 in August, according to the labor department. In Douglasville, the rate fell one-tenth of a point, but it was still 9.6 percent. Comment?
The unemployment rose for the second straight month in metro Atlanta, rising four-tenths of a point in June, according to labor force estimates released by the Georgia Department of Labor. Comment?
A Douglasville boy was run over and killed by his grandfather backing out of the driveway Wednesday night. Comment?
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