Jackson County’s unemployment rate — following a statewide trend — dipped slightly between February and March, according to statistics released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor.
Jackson County’s jobless rate fell to 8.8 percent from 9.2 percent for February. Georgia’s rate, meanwhile, fell to 9.0 percent, its lowest since February 2009. The DOL attributed that to a 13,900 increase in jobs during March. The state has gained 35,600 jobs over the last 12 months, according to DOL.
Other area counties and their jobless rates include: