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Newton County's unemployment rate rises to 12.5 percent

ATLANTA – According to State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Atlanta area increased to 10.4 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in December.

Previously, in 2010, the jobless rate in the metro Atlanta area was 10.7 percent. Unemployment in Newton County, currently, sits at 12.5 percent. The rate increased because of layoffs in manufacturing, construction and administrative and support services.  

For more information on the Georgia labor market visit www.dol.state.ga.us