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Metro Savannah unemployment rate stays at 7.9 percent

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah was unchanged at 7.9 percent from September to October. 

Metro Athens continued to have the lowest area jobless rate at six point two percent, while metro Dalton had the highest at 11.3 percent.  

Meanwhile, Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined three tenths of a percent to 8.7 percent in October, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 9 percent in September. The jobless rate was 9.7 percent in October a year ago. 

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