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Unemployment rate down in Coastal Georgia and Savannah

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New unemployment rates have been released for Coastal Georgia and Savannah, and its good news, both are down.

The Georgia Department of Labor says in August the rate in the Coastal Georgia region decreased to 8.5% , that's down eight-tenths of a percentage point from 9.3% percent in July.

In Savannah, the Department of Labor says they also saw the rate drop eight tenths of a percentage point, from 8.6% in July, now down to 7.8% percent for August.

The department credits a reduction in the number of layoffs for the decline.

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