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Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate dips

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta's preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate decreased to 10.4 percent in July, down from 10.5 percent in June and the same as a year earlier, according to the Georgia Department of Labor,

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said 14,000 more area residents were employed in July than in June.

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Elsewhere in Georgia, Metro Rome's rate rose from 10.8 to 11 percent, Metro Gainesville fell from 8.9 to 8.7 percent, Metro Savannah's unemployment rate declined from 9.5 to 9.4 percent, Metro Albany was unchanged at 10.7 percent, Metro Columbus fell from 10.1 to 9.6 percent, Metro Macon was unchanged at 10.5 percent and Metro Augusta's rate rose from 9.8 to 9.9 percent. The lowest rates, at 7.9 percent, were in Athens and Warner Robins.

Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.1 percent in July. 

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