Cobb County’s unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent in March, according to preliminary figures announced today by the Georgia Department of Labor.
The gains in Cobb paralleled wider trends:
- For the 10 counties covered by the Atlanta Regional Commission, the jobless rate dropped to 8.7 percent in March from 9 percent in February and 9.5 percent in March 2011.
- For the 28-county metro Atlanta area, the preliminary March unemployment rate was 8.7 percent, down from a revised 9 percent in February and 9.6 percent in March 2011.
- Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 9 percent in March from 9.1 percent in February, the eighth consecutive monthly decline. The state rate was 9.8 percent in March 2011.
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