The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the Northeast Georgia region’s unemployment rate declined to 7.8 percent in February, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 8.2 percent in January. The rate was 8.9 percent in February a year ago.
The rate declined as a result of fewer new layoffs, according to a news release.
Barrow County's unemployment rate was at 8.2 percent in February, a decline of one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in January.
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The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 8.6 percent, down from 8.7 percent in January. The rate was 9.2 percent in February a year ago.