The unemployment rate for metro Warner Robins in October was 7.1 percent, down two-tenths from September. The rate was 7.1 percent in October last year.
Metro Macon's rate for the same period remained unchanged at 7.7 percent, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Labor. Metro Macon's rate was 8.4 percent last year.
The rate fell as metro Warner Robins added 500 jobs in October, the news release states. The total number of jobs increased to 58,800, up from 58,300, or 0.9 percent, from September.
Much of the job gain came in state government, including the public schools, retail trade, which is associated with holiday hiring, and the goods-producing sector, which includes manufacturing and construction, according to the news release.