Georgia's jobless rate rises to 8.6 percent in December Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) Georgia's unemployment rate rose to 8.6 percent in December from 8.5 percent in November, partly because of an increase in layoffs, the state labor department said Thursday. “The unemployment rate ticked up slightly because of a combination of factors,” …

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Georgia’s jobless rate rises to 8.6 percent in December – Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)