Houston County's jobless rate was 7.2 percent in February compared to Georgia's 8.6 percent and metro Macon's nine percent.
The Georgia Department of Labor says February unemployment declined to nine percent in metro Macon.
According to a release, that's down from February 2012, when unemployment for metro Macon was 10 percent.
Georgia's February unemployment rate is 8.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted.
From January to February, metro Macon gained 500 jobs and fewer people were laid off.
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Most jobs were added in the professional, business, education, health care, trade, transportation, warehousing, leisure and hospitality industries as well as in in local government.
Metro Macon includes Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe and Twiggs counties.