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Dalton's unemployment rate rises to 11.9% in January

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ATLANTA (WRCB) -- The unemployment rate in Dalton rose to 11.9% in January, up nine-tenths of a percentage point from 11% in December. The rate was 12.8% in January 2012.

In a news release Thursday, Georgia's Department of Labor attributed the change to

The number of jobs declined by 600, or 1.0%, from 63,400 in December to 62,800 in January.   

Athens had the lowest area jobless rate at 6.6%, with Dalton and the Heart of Georgia region had the highest at 11.9%.  

Statewide, Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 8.7%, unchanged from December.

Georgia labor market data are available online.

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