Ga. jobless rate unchanged

Georgia’s March unemployment rate was 3.1, unchanged from a revised 3.1 percent in February. The rate was seven-tenths lower than the national unemployment rate.

Jobs were up by 16,200 (0.3%) over the month and up by 55,400 (1.1%) over the year to 4,949,500, an all-time high.

The sectors with the most over-the-month job gains included Administrative and Support Services, 6,700; Health Care and Social Assistance, 5,000; Accommodation and Food Services, 3,900; Local Government, 2,100; and Specialty Trade Contractors, 1,300.  

Jobs were down in Information, which includes Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries, -2,300; Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, -1,600; and Wholesale Trade, -700.

(Local unemployment rates Wii be announced next week.)