State jobless rate edges up to 3.9 percent in April

Claudine Rigal
Mai 19, 2017

Metro area data released Thursday show Columbus adding 800 jobs since April of previous year, with the local job total at 121,100.

Washington's added 1,200 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate fell from 4.7 to 4.6 percent - matching the state's historic low for unemployment last reached in June 2007, according to the state Employment Security Department. In April, payrolls nationwide bounced back with employers adding 211,000 jobs. "These job gains, coupled with large increases to the labor force and a low unemployment rate, are signs of a strong economy in the commonwealth".

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"Georgia continues to be a national leader in over-the-year job growth, as our employers added 113,600 jobs since April of last year", he said. Other sectors with gains were retail trade (+900) and information (+400). It has left rates unchanged since it last eased in August 2016.

One of the major promises made by BJP during elections was that one crore jobs will be created every year. "New claims for unemployment insurance, a measure of new layoffs, dropped to the lowest level we've seen in almost 19 years".

Construction and mining posted the largest jobs gain, 2,800, to 62,500, up 4.7 percent.

The state's April unemployment rate remained below the US rate of 4.4 percent. Most of the decrease from March 2017 to April 2017 was in durable manufacturing, which accounted for 2,500 of the 2,900 decrease in manufacturing.

Civilian labor force statistics include nonmilitary workers and unemployed Kentuckians who are actively seeking work.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL's online job listing service at, showed 75,183 new job postings statewide for April. That rate - called a U-6 rate - measures "unemployed, underemployed and those who are not looking but who want a job".

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