Macon Area Gained 1,000 Jobs in March

4:07 PM, May 23, 2013   |    comments
Applicants wait to enter a job fair on June 11, 2012 in New York City. Some 400 people arrived early for the event held by National Career Fairs, and up to 1,000 people were expected by the end of the day. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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The Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a percentage point over a month from 8.5 to a reported 8.2 percent for April.

Warner Robins' unemployment rate also declined to 6.7 percent, which is down from March's 6.9 percent.

From April to May, the metro Macon area's jobless rate fell because 1,000 jobs were added to the market in March, according to a news release.

That job growth was in professional, business services, education, health services, leisure and hospitality as well as the retail trade industry.

April 2013's 8.2 percent is down from April 2012's 9.1 percent. One year ago, Warner Robins' jobless rate was at 7.2 percent.

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