Barrow County's Unemployment Rate at 7.7 Percent for October

The Georgia Department of Labor recently released information on unemployment rates in Northeast Georgia

Barrow County's unemployment rate for the month of Octover was 7.7 percent, in line with the the preliminary unemployment rate in the Northeast Georgia region, which was at 7.6 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 7.7 percent in September. The rate was 9.1 percent in October 2011.

Statewide, there were 3,971,700 jobs in October, up 36,000, or nine-tenths of a percentage point, from 3,935,700 in September. Over the year, Georgia gained 68,000 jobs, or 1.7 percent, from 3,903,700 in October 2011.

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