Friday, July 28, 2006
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett's unemployment rate rose to 4.3 percent and the metro Atlanta rate climbed to 5 percent in June, as new college graduates and high school students seeking summer work flooded the job market, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.
Gwinnett's unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in May and 4.8 percent a year ago.
Meanwhile, Georgia's unemployment rate increased to 5.2 percent in June, up from 4.7 percent in May.
For the second consecutive month, job growth did not keep pace with the number of unemployed seeking jobs. There were 22,879 more jobless people looking for work, and 198 fewer people were employed, according to the Labor Department.
Another 22,681 entered the work force but were unable to find jobs. At the same time, Georgia lost 9,800 nonfarm jobs, which includes multiple job holders, and most of the job losses came in the service industry. Jobs in manufacturing and construction were up slightly.