2017-11-01 / Front Page

County’s unemployment rate up slightly

Jenkins County’s unemployment rate rose slightly in the month of September with more local citizens filing initial claims, according to statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor.

The county’s September unemployment rate was listed at 6.3% with 215 persons unemployed. This compares to an unemployment rate of 6.1% in August with 203 persons unemployed.

Telfair County held the highest unemployment rate, 7.7%, in the state for the month of September. This was followed by Taylor County at 7.3% and Twiggs at 7.2%.

The lowest unemployment rate in the state in September was held by Jackson County at 3.2%, followed by Oconee County with a 3.3% rate.

The unemployment rates of surrounding counties for September were: Bulloch, 4.6%; Burke, 5.8%; Candler, 4.2%; Emanuel, 6.7% and Screven, 5.8%.

Georgia’s unemployment rate fell slightly from 4.7 in August to 4.5% in September. The national rate also fell slightly from 4.4% in August to 4.2% in September.

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