12:41 pm July 23, 2009, by Henry Unger
Unemployment in both metro Atlanta and Georgia are now in double digits.
The jobless rate in metro Atlanta skryocketed to 10.7 percent in June, up from 9.5 percent in May, the state Labor Department said today.
AJC reporter Michael Kanell writes that Atlanta, which represents more than half the state’s workforce, has had a jobless rate about the same as the state’s in recent months. But in June, metro Atlanta’s rate climbed ahead of the state rate, which rose to 10.1 percent.
Metro Atlanta has now shed almost 200,000 jobs during the past year, according to the department. An estimated 285,158 people in metro Atlanta are officially unemployed, Kanell writes.
And the picture, according to the experts, is supposed to be get worse.
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