Jobless rate for Coweta dips to 7.2 percent

From Staff Reports
news@newnan.com
Coweta County’s unemployment rate dipped again for November to 7.2 percent.
The county rate was 7.5 percent for October.
November jobless rates for the Three Rivers planning district 10-county region were: Coweta, 7.2 percent; Carroll, 8.4; Heard, 8.7; Troup, 9.2; Meriwether, 9.8; Spalding, 11; Pike, 9.1; Upson, 10.7; Lamar, 10.4; Butts, 10.9.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in the Three Rivers region declined to 8.9 percent in November, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 9.0 percent in October. The rate was 9.8 percent in November 2011.
October jobless rates for the Three Rivers planning district 10-county region were: Coweta, 7.5 percent; Carroll, 8.9; Heard, 8.9; Troup, 9.3; Meriwether, 10.4; Spalding, 10.7; Pike, 9.4; Upson, 10.8; Lamar, 10.3; Butts, 9.7.
September jobless rates for the Three Rivers planning district 10-county region were: Coweta, 7.8 percent; Carroll, 8.9; Heard, 9.5; Troup, 9.5; Meriwether, 10.2; Spalding, 10.8; Pike, 8.7; Upson, 11.0; Lamar, 10.6; Butts, 9.9.
The Three Rivers rate decreased for November because of fewer new layoffs in accommodations and food services, retail trade, and transportation and warehousing, said state officials.

Metro Athens had the lowest area jobless rate in the state at 6.2 percent, while metro Dalton had the highest at 11 percent.

Meanwhile, Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 8.5 percent in November, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.7 percent in October. The rate was 9.5 percent in November a year ago.

Statewide, there were 3,984,000 jobs in November, up 9,600, or two-tenths of a percentage point, from 3,974,400 in October. Over the year, Georgia gained 61,900 jobs, or 1.6 percent, from 3,922,100 in November 2011.

Local area unemployment data are not seasonally adjusted. Georgia labor market data are available at www.dol.state.ga.us .



More Local

Fall fests, Halloween events on tap

The last weekend before Halloween arrives Saturday, and there are loads of Halloweenish things to do in the local area. Some of them are buc ... Read More


Four arrested for using fake $100 bills

Four men are possibly facing federal charges after attempting to use counterfeit $100 bills at The Home Depot on 1100 Bullsboro Drive. Robe ... Read More


Rape trial resumes today

The fate of accused rapist Benjamin Gray will be in the hands of the jury today. Closing arguments in the sleepwalking rape trial are schedu ... Read More


Perdue: broad energy policy needed

Campaigning in Newnan on Thursday, U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue said the nation needs a broad energy policy – one that includes ... Read More


Passenger injured in 2-car wreck on Hwy. 29

A Newnan man was seriously injured in a crash Thursday at Hwy. 29 and Weldon Road. James Hand was taken to Atlanta Medical Center by Coweta ... Read More

County delays retirement plan changes

A decision on an amendment to the retirement plan for county employees that would allow employees to participate in both the old pension pla ... Read More