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Atlanta Job Loss Accounts for Majority of State’s

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

The jobs in Atlanta that were lost during July account for the majority of job losses throughout the State of Georgia. To learn more visit

The United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that during July, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area saw its unemployment rate increase from 10.6 percent to 10.7 percent.

The metro Atlanta area has an estimated 288,561 unemployed workers, a 60 percent increase from last year, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The overall number could be much worse, as those working part-time, going to school or who have given up are not taken into account when calculating that number.