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Warner Robins Unemployment Rates
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The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Warner Robins area was unchanged at 7.4 percent from September to October.

The jobless rate in the metro Warner Robins area in October 2009 was 7.3 percent.

Although the state’s jobless rate was unchanged, the number of payroll jobs increased 22,300, or six-tenths of a percentage point, from 3,815,400 in September to 3,837,700 in October.

According to the GDOL, most of the increases came in retail trade, temporary employment agencies, public and private schools and health care. However, the number of jobs remains 7,200, or two-tenths of a percentage point, less than in October 2009, when there were 3,844,900 payroll jobs.

In metro Warner Robins, the number of payroll jobs was unchanged at 59,100 from September to October.  

Also in October, 656 laid-off workers in metro Warner Robins filed initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, an increase of 62, or 10.4 percent, from 594 in September.

Statewide, 57,494 laid-off workers filed initial claims for UI benefits in October, an increase of 348, or six-tenths of a percentage point, from 57,146 in September.

However, there was an over-the-year decrease of 13,103 initial claims, or 18.6 percent, from 70,597 filed in October 2009.

Most of the first-time claims were filed in manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, administrative and support services, and construction.

 

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