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Savannah's Unemployment Rate Declines In February

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Savannah and Coastal Georgia's unemployment rates both declined in February.  Metro Savannah's unemployment rate was 7.8%.  That's down five-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in January. The rate was 8.7 percent in February a year ago.  In Coastal Georgia, the unemployment rate was 8.6%.  That's down four-tenths of a percentage point from 9.0 percent in January. The rate was 9.3 percent in February a year ago.

The Georgia Department of Labor says the rate declined because the number of jobs increased and there were fewer new layoffs, which were represented by initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits.

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