The Georgia unemployment rate is climbing at an alarming rate.
The state Department of Labor reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 7.5 percent in November, the highest rate in more than 25 years.
That puts the jobless rate up 3 percent from a year ago. The November rate rose .06 percent from the 6.9 percent rate in October.
“Job losses are accelerating throughout most of the state’s economic sectors, with the exception of healthcare, education, and the federal government,” State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said.
Over the last year, the number of payroll jobs decreased 94,400 or 2.3 percent. Manufacturing, construction, and trade, along with administrative and support services, including temporary employment agencies, were especially hard hit.