The unemployment rate fell in Cobb and Douglas counties in November.
Friday, December 23, 2011
More people are working on both sides of the county line between Powder Springs and Lithia Springs. Cobb County’s jobless rate dropped 0.7 percentage point in November to 8.4 percent, according to preliminary figures the Georgia Department of Labor released Thursday. The rate improved from 9.1 percent in October, 9.4 percent in September and 9.7 percent in November 2010. In Douglas County, the unemployment rate fell to 10.2 percent in November from 10.8 percent a month earlier and 11.3 percent a year earlier. The countywide rate was 11 percent in September. The local numbers are not adjusted for seasonal factors. Are you more optimistic about the economy as employment grows? The percentages reflect actual job growth in both counties. …
The unemployment rate drops in both counties, the state Labor Department reports.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
More people are working in both Cobb County and Douglas County, according to preliminary figures from the Georgia Department of Labor. The unemployment rate in Cobb County dropped to 9.1 percent in October from 9.4 percent in September and from 9.6 percent in October 2010. In Douglas County, the rate fell to 10.8 percent in October from 11 percent in September, matching the 10.8 percent rate of October 2010. The local numbers are not adjusted for seasonal factors. The improvement in the counties around Powder Springs and Lithia Springs paralleled the improvement for the official metro Atlanta area, where the October rate was 9.9 percent, down from 10.2 percent in September and in October 2010. Cobb’s rate remains lower than the seasonally …