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Georgia jobless rate now lowest in 3 years

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ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has declined for the ninth consecutive month.

Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia's April jobless rate of 8.9% marks the first time in more than three years the rate has dropped below nine percent.

The state's unemployment rate was 9.8% in April a year ago.

The last time Georgia's jobless rate was below nine percent was in February of 2009, when it was also 8.9%.

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