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Georgia unemployment rate rises in September

The unemployment rate in Georgia rose slightly in September, the Georgia Department of Labor reports.

The state's jobless rate inched up from 4.5 percent in August to 4.6 percent in September, the agency said.

It attributed the decline to about 6,000 more people being added to the unemployment rolls, while just over 23,000 job seekers entered the work force.

During the same period, Georgia lost 800 payroll jobs. Columbus overall saw a 400-job decline in its work force, falling from 123,400 to 123,000, the agency said.

Here are the state's 14 metro areas and the work force changes from August to September:





























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