The August jobs report is out, and preliminary figures from the Georgia Department of Labor show a dip in Cobb's jobless rate.
The rate went from a revised 8.5 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August. And thanks to fewer layoffs in manufacturing, construction, administrative and support services, educational services, and health care and social assistance, the 28-county metro Atlanta area's jobless rate fell from a revised 9.2 percent in July to 8.9 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor said in a news release.
Of the 10 counties within the Atlanta Regional Commission, Cobb ranks fourth, behind Cherokee (7.1 percent), Fayette (7.8 percent) and Gwinnett (7.9 percent).
Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 9.2 percent didn't change from July to August, and is higher than the nation's rate of 8.1 percent.
At this point last year, the jobs report was more bleak. Kennesaw's unemployment rate was 11.3 percent, Cobb's was 9.2 percent, metro Atlanta's was 9.9 percent, Georgia's was 9.9 percent and the nation's was 9.1 percent.
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|Cherokee County||7.1 percent|
|Fayette County||7.8 percent|
|Gwinnett County||7.9 percent|
|Cobb County||8.1 percent|
|28-county metro Atlanta area||8.9 percent|
|City of Smyrna||8.9 percent|
|Henry County||9.0 percent|
|City of Kennesaw||9.1 percent|
|City of Marietta||9.1 percent|
|State of Georgia||9.2 percent|
|Douglas County||9.2 percent|
|DeKalb County||9.4 percent|
|Fulton County||9.9 percent|
|Rockdale County||10.1 percent|
|Clayton County||11.2 percent|