State jobless rate up a bit last month

Georgia’s August unemployment rate was 3.3 percent, up one-tenth from a revised 3.2 percent in July. The rate was five-tenths lower than the national unemployment rate of 3.8 percent.

(Local jobless rates will be released next week.)

Jobs in August were up by 12,000 (0.2%) over the month and up by 95,700 (2.0%) over the year to 4,925,700, an all-time high.

Job numbers were at an all-time high in Private Education and Health Services, 664,900; Leisure and Hospitality, 528,300; and Financial Activities, 283,800. The sectors with the most over-the-month job gains included Accommodation and Food Services, 2,400; Administrative and Support Services, 2,100; Durable Goods Manufacturing, 1,500; Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing, 1,200; and Local Government, 1,100.