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November 2007 Data Volume XXXIII, Number 11

November 2007 Employment Situation A
N 7I C S Upcoming Changes to
Total nonfarm employment in Georgia grew by 12,600 jobs
in November. The increase represents a 0.3 percent growth
200 Establishment Survey
rate over the month. Since November of last year Georgia With the release of January 2008 data
has added 72,800 new jobs and grown by 1.8 percent. The
in February, the Current Employment
over the month addition of jobs are primarily focused in
Government and the Trade, Transportation, and Utilities Statistics survey will revise the basis
sectors. Over the month job losses were experienced in for industry classification from the 2002
the Construction and Financial Activities sectors. The gain North American Industry Classification
in jobs over the year is largest in the Trade, Transporta- System (NAICS) to the 2007 North American
tion, and Utilities sector whereas the greatest decline in Industry Classification System. The new classification
jobs is seen in the Manufacturing sector. reflects minor definitional changes within manufactur-
ing, telecommunications, financial activities, and pro-
The job gains over the month are directly related to the
seasonal factors that the holidays have contributed. The fessional, scientific, and technical services. Several in-
12,400 jobs added in Trade, Transportation, and Utilities dustry titles and descriptions also will be updated. The
this month were created as Retail Trade added 12,700 of conversion to NAICS 2007 will result in minor revi-
those positions. Wholesale Trade jobs dropped by 1,200 sions to some employment, hours, and earnings series.
and Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities gained 900 Details of new, discontinued, and combined industries
positions. will be available at http://www.bls.gov/ces/
cesnaics07.htm on January 4, 2008.
Government related jobs were up 2,700 over the month.
Local governments around the state added 1,900 workers
to payrolls,with about 900 of those being education re- For more information on the 2007 NAICS, see
lated. State government positions were up 500 in Novem- http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html
ber, with state government education related jobs growing
by 700. Federal jobs in Georgia increased by 300 over the Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Georgia Department of Labor
month as defense related federal position dropped by 100.

The Construction sector lost jobs in November as 1,600 Michael L. Thurmond, Commissioner
positions were shed. Half of the positions lost in this sec- Georgia Department of Labor
tor were specialty trade construction workers. Heavy and Workforce Information & Analysis
148 Andrew Young International Blvd., N.E.
Civil Engineers, along with positions in Construction of Atlanta, Georgia 30303-1751
Buildings, account for the remaining 800 jobs lost. Finan-
For more information, contact
cial Activities jobs dropped by 700 in November and has Corey Smith at (404) 232-3875 ext. 21299 or
now lost 3,200 jobs in the past three months. David Echols at (404)232-3875 ext. 21272
corey.smith@dol.state.ga.us
The unemployment rate in Georgia dropped to 4.2 percent david.echols@dol.state.ga.us
in November. The October unemployment rate was 4.7 Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
percent, while the rate one year ago was 4.4 percent. Auxiliary Aids and Services Available upon
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GEORGIA Nonagricultural Employment (000’s)
Change in Jobs Change in Jobs
Preliminary Revised Revised from OCT 2007 from NOV 2006
NOV 2007 OCT 2007 NOV 2006 Net % Net %
Total Nonfarm 4,203.8 4,191.2 4,131.0 +12.6 +0.3 +72.8 +1.8
Total Private 3,506.2 3,496.3 3,454.7 +9.9 +0.3 +51.5 +1.5
Goods Producing 671.4 673.4 681.0 -2.0 -0.3 -9.6 -1.4
Service-Providing 3,532.4 3,517.8 3,450.0 +14.6 +0.4 +82.4 +2.4
Private Service-Providing 2,834.8 2,822.9 2,773.7 +11.9 +0.4 +61.1 +2.2
Natural Resources and Mining 12.0 12.0 12.1 +.0 +0.0 -.1 -0.8
Construction 227.0 228.6 224.4 -1.6 -0.7 +2.6 +1.2
Construction of Buildings 49.9 50.5 49.7 -.6 -1.2 +.2 +0.4
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 35.3 35.5 34.8 -.2 -0.6 +.5 +1.4
Specialty Trade Contractors 141.8 142.6 139.9 -.8 -0.6 +1.9 +1.4
Manufacturing 432.4 432.8 444.5 -.4 -0.1 -12.1 -2.7
Durable Goods 202.5 202.0 208.0 +.5 +0.2 -5.5 -2.6
Computer, Electrical Equip and Appliance Mfg 27.6 27.8 27.9 -.2 -0.7 -.3 -1.1
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 41.7 41.4 44.6 +.3 +0.7 -2.9 -6.5
Non-Durable Goods 229.9 230.8 236.5 -.9 -0.4 -6.6 -2.8
Food Manufacturing 68.5 68.2 68.0 +.3 +0.4 +.5 +0.7
Textile Mills 26.9 27.1 31.0 -.2 -0.7 -4.1 -13.2
Textile Product Mills 37.8 37.9 39.0 -.1 -0.3 -1.2 -3.1
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 904.6 892.2 882.3 +12.4 +1.4 +22.3 +2.5
Wholesale Trade 218.9 220.1 215.2 -1.2 -0.5 +3.7 +1.7
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 113.8 115.1 111.5 -1.3 -1.1 +2.3 +2.1
Merchant Wholesalers, Non-durable Goods 62.5 62.6 63.4 -.1 -0.2 -.9 -1.4
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 42.6 42.4 40.3 +.2 +0.5 +2.3 +5.7
Retail Trade 494.8 482.1 479.5 +12.7 +2.6 +15.3 +3.2
Food and Beverage Stores 83.3 82.2 81.6 +1.1 +1.3 +1.7 +2.1
General Merchandise Stores 106.1 101.0 102.7 +5.1 +5.0 +3.4 +3.3
Miscellaneous Store Retailers 24.2 24.0 24.3 +.2 +0.8 -.1 -0.4
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 190.9 190.0 187.6 +.9 +0.5 +3.3 +1.8
Utilities 20.6 20.5 20.2 +.1 +0.5 +.4 +2.0
Transportation and Warehousing 170.3 169.5 167.4 +.8 +0.5 +2.9 +1.7
Air Transportation 38.2 38.1 37.1 +.1 +0.3 +1.1 +3.0
Truck Transportation 49.7 50.3 49.2 -.6 -1.2 +.5 +1.0
Couriers and Messengers 20.6 20.1 20.9 +.5 +2.5 -.3 -1.4
Warehousing and Storage 28.2 28.1 27.0 +.1 +0.4 +1.2 +4.4
Information 116.4 116.1 115.4 +.3 +0.3 +1.0 +0.9
Telecommunications 46.2 46.0 44.9 +.2 +0.4 +1.3 +2.9
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 23.0 22.9 22.3 +.1 +0.4 +.7 +3.1
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers 12.8 12.7 12.0 +.1 +0.8 +.8 +6.7
Internet Service Providers, Search Portals, and DP 17.5 17.9 17.7 -.4 -2.2 -.2 -1.1
Financial Activities 231.5 232.2 233.2 -.7 -0.3 -1.7 -0.7
Finance and Insurance 166.6 167.1 167.6 -.5 -0.3 -1.0 -0.6
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 66.3 66.5 65.9 -.2 -0.3 +.4 +0.6
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 64.9 65.1 65.6 -.2 -0.3 -.7 -1.1
Professional and Business Services 568.4 568.2 556.7 +.2 +0.0 +11.7 +2.1
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 220.6 219.6 211.5 +1.0 +0.5 +9.1 +4.3
Accounting, Tax Preparation and Bookkeeping 30.7 29.9 27.8 +.8 +2.7 +2.9 +10.4
Architectural, Engineering and Related Services 41.4 41.6 39.5 -.2 -0.5 +1.9 +4.8
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 46.5 46.6 43.9 -.1 -0.2 +2.6 +5.9
Management and Technical Consulting Services 30.4 30.7 29.3 -.3 -1.0 +1.1 +3.8
Management of Companies and Enterprises 52.8 52.7 53.3 +.1 +0.2 -.5 -0.9
Admin and Support, Waste Mngmnt and Remediation 295.0 295.9 291.9 -.9 -0.3 +3.1 +1.1
Employment Services 145.1 145.4 143.6 -.3 -0.2 +1.5 +1.0
Educational and Health Services 458.8 458.8 444.1 +.0 +0.0 +14.7 +3.3
Educational Services 83.1 82.9 79.8 +.2 +0.2 +3.3 +4.1
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 52.2 52.1 50.4 +.1 +0.2 +1.8 +3.6
Health Care and Social Assistance 375.7 375.9 364.3 -.2 -0.1 +11.4 +3.1
Ambulatory Health Care Services 138.9 139.6 136.4 -.7 -0.5 +2.5 +1.8
Hospitals 124.7 124.6 119.5 +.1 +0.1 +5.2 +4.4
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 54.9 54.6 52.8 +.3 +0.5 +2.1 +4.0
Social Assistance 57.2 57.1 55.6 +.1 +0.2 +1.6 +2.9
Leisure and Hospitality 395.1 395.5 382.2 -.4 -0.1 +12.9 +3.4
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 40.0 42.0 38.7 -2.0 -4.8 +1.3 +3.4
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation 29.7 30.4 29.0 -.7 -2.3 +.7 +2.4
Accommodation and Food Services 355.1 353.5 343.5 +1.6 +0.5 +11.6 +3.4
Accommodation 43.9 43.7 43.3 +.2 +0.5 +.6 +1.4
Food Services and Drinking Places 311.2 309.8 300.2 +1.4 +0.5 +11.0 +3.7
Other Services 160.0 159.9 159.8 +.1 +0.1 +.2 +0.1
Repair and Maintenance 37.4 37.3 36.3 +.1 +0.3 +1.1 +3.0
Personal and Laundry Services 34.7 34.9 35.4 -.2 -0.6 -.7 -2.0
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional and Similar 87.9 87.7 88.1 +.2 +0.2 -.2 -0.2
Government 697.6 694.9 676.3 +2.7 +0.4 +21.3 +3.1
Federal Government 95.1 94.8 95.4 +.3 +0.3 -.3 -0.3
Department of Defense 34.8 34.9 34.6 -.1 -0.3 +.2 +0.6
State Government 166.5 166.0 161.8 +.5 +0.3 +4.7 +2.9
State Government Education 77.0 76.3 74.6 +.7 +0.9 +2.4 +3.2
Local Government 436.0 434.1 419.1 +1.9 +0.4 +16.9 +4.0
Local Government Education 270.7 269.8 257.9 +.9 +0.3 +12.8 +5.0
☞ Note: These preliminary estimates were prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, based upon monthly reports submitted by selected employers
throughout Georgia. The estimates include all full- and part-time wage and salary workers who were employed during or received pay for any part of the pay period that includes the twelfth of the
month. Proprietors, domestic workers, self-employed persons, unpaid family workers and personnel of the armed forces are excluded. Estimates based on 2005 benchmark.

2 Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Workforce Information & Analysis
ATLANTA MSA Nonagricultural Employment (000’s)
Change in Jobs Change in Jobs
Preliminary Revised Revised from OCT 2007 from NOV 2006
NOV 2007 OCT 2007 NOV 2006 Net % Net %
Total Nonfarm 2,482.0 2,475.6 2,429.5 +6.4 +0.3 +52.5 +2.2
Total Private 2,144.0 2,138.9 2,105.3 +5.1 +0.2 +38.7 +1.8
Goods Producing 322.5 323.2 319.8 -.7 -0.2 +2.7 +0.8
Service-Providing 2,159.5 2,152.4 2,109.7 +7.1 +0.3 +49.8 +2.4
Private Service-Providing 1,821.5 1,815.7 1,785.5 +5.8 +0.3 +36.0 +2.0
Natural Resources and Mining 2.4 2.4 2.1 +.0 +0.0 +.3 +14.3
Construction 143.0 144.2 141.1 -1.2 -0.8 +1.9 +1.3
Construction of Buildings 31.3 31.5 31.8 -.2 -0.6 -.5 -1.6
Specialty Trade Contractors 90.1 90.8 88.0 -.7 -0.8 +2.1 +2.4
Manufacturing 177.1 176.6 176.6 +.5 +0.3 +.5 +0.3
Durable Goods 92.4 92.1 91.1 +.3 +0.3 +1.3 +1.4
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 15.9 15.9 17.6 +.0 +0.0 -1.7 -9.7
Non-Durable Goods 84.7 84.5 85.5 +.2 +0.2 -.8 -0.9
Food Manufacturing 25.7 25.6 25.1 +.1 +0.4 +.6 +2.4
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 571.5 565.2 559.3 +6.3 +1.1 +12.2 +2.2
Wholesale Trade 160.1 161.0 157.8 -.9 -0.6 +2.3 +1.5
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 85.7 86.3 85.2 -.6 -0.7 +.5 +0.6
Merchant Wholesalers, Non-durable Goods 41.7 41.8 41.2 -.1 -0.2 +.5 +1.2
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 32.7 32.9 31.4 -.2 -0.6 +1.3 +4.1
Retail Trade 281.0 274.1 272.9 +6.9 +2.5 +8.1 +3.0
Food and Beverage Stores 50.7 50.1 49.0 +.6 +1.2 +1.7 +3.5
General Merchandise Stores 57.3 53.6 53.1 +3.7 +6.9 +4.2 +7.9
Miscellaneous Store Retailers 16.3 16.2 16.5 +.1 +0.6 -.2 -1.2
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 130.4 130.1 128.6 +.3 +0.2 +1.8 +1.4
Utilities 11.5 11.4 11.1 +.1 +0.9 +.4 +3.6
Transportation and Warehousing 118.9 118.7 117.5 +.2 +0.2 +1.4 +1.2
Air Transportation 36.9 36.8 35.9 +.1 +0.3 +1.0 +2.8
Truck Transportation 30.3 30.4 30.0 -.1 -0.3 +.3 +1.0
Couriers and Messengers 16.1 15.7 16.6 +.4 +2.5 -.5 -3.0
Information 90.0 90.3 89.5 -.3 -0.3 +.5 +0.6
Telecommunications 35.9 36.0 35.0 -.1 -0.3 +.9 +2.6
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 18.8 18.6 18.6 +.2 +1.1 +.2 +1.1
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers 10.3 10.5 9.5 -.2 -1.9 +.8 +8.4
Internet Service Providers, Search Portals, and DP 12.7 13.1 12.9 -.4 -3.1 -.2 -1.6
Financial Activities 161.9 162.2 164.0 -.3 -0.2 -2.1 -1.3
Finance and Insurance 115.0 115.5 116.7 -.5 -0.4 -1.7 -1.5
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 45.3 45.2 44.9 +.1 +0.2 +.4 +0.9
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 46.9 46.7 47.3 +.2 +0.4 -.4 -0.8
Professional and Business Services 412.1 412.9 403.3 -.8 -0.2 +8.8 +2.2
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 171.8 171.5 165.1 +.3 +0.2 +6.7 +4.1
Accounting, Tax Preparation and Bookkeeping 20.0 19.6 19.1 +.4 +2.0 +.9 +4.7
Architectural, Engineering and Related Services 31.1 31.0 30.0 +.1 +0.3 +1.1 +3.7
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 36.2 36.3 35.2 -.1 -0.3 +1.0 +2.8
Management and Technical Consulting Services 26.3 26.8 25.2 -.5 -1.9 +1.1 +4.4
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40.3 40.7 40.3 -.4 -1.0 +.0 +0.0
Admin and Support, Waste Mngmnt and Remediation 200.0 200.7 197.9 -.7 -0.3 +2.1 +1.1
Employment Services 96.5 96.8 95.1 -.3 -0.3 +1.4 +1.5
Educational and Health Services 256.0 254.5 246.3 +1.5 +0.6 +9.7 +3.9
Educational Services 55.4 54.3 53.0 +1.1 +2.0 +2.4 +4.5
Health Care and Social Assistance 200.6 200.2 193.3 +.4 +0.2 +7.3 +3.8
Ambulatory Health Care Services 77.1 77.0 74.3 +.1 +0.1 +2.8 +3.8
Hospitals 65.2 65.3 63.0 -.1 -0.2 +2.2 +3.5
Social Assistance 33.6 33.5 32.0 +.1 +0.3 +1.6 +5.0
Leisure and Hospitality 233.9 234.5 226.4 -.6 -0.3 +7.5 +3.3
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 26.0 27.7 25.5 -1.7 -6.1 +.5 +2.0
Accommodation and Food Services 207.9 206.8 200.9 +1.1 +0.5 +7.0 +3.5
Accommodation 24.6 24.5 24.2 +.1 +0.4 +.4 +1.7
Food Services and Drinking Places 183.3 182.3 176.7 +1.0 +0.5 +6.6 +3.7
Other Services 96.1 96.1 96.7 +.0 +0.0 -.6 -0.6
Repair and Maintenance 21.4 21.5 21.8 -.1 -0.5 -.4 -1.8
Personal and Laundry Services 22.6 22.6 23.1 +.0 +0.0 -.5 -2.2
Government 338.0 336.7 324.2 +1.3 +0.4 +13.8 +4.3
Federal Government 45.3 45.1 45.6 +.2 +0.4 -.3 -0.7
State Government 67.7 67.6 64.3 +.1 +0.1 +3.4 +5.3
Local Government 225.0 224.0 214.3 +1.0 +0.4 +10.7 +5.0
☞Note: These preliminary estimates were prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, based upon monthly reports submitted by selected employers
in the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett,
Haralson, Heard, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding and Walton counties. The estimates include all full- and part-time wage and salary
workers who were employed during or received pay for any part of the pay period that includes the twelfth of the month. Proprietors, domestic workers, self-employed persons, unpaid family workers
and personnel of the armed forces are excluded. Estimates based on 2005 benchmark.
Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Workforce Information & Analysis
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ALBANY MSA Nonagricultural Employment (000’s)
Change in Jobs Change in Jobs
Preliminary Revised Revised from OCT 2007 from NOV 2006
NOV 2007 OCT 2007 NOV 2006 Net % Net %

Total Nonfarm 66.2 65.6 65.5 +.6 +0.9 +.7 +1.1
Total Private 51.6 51.1 51.3 +.5 +1.0 +.3 +0.6
Goods Producing 10.2 10.1 10.0 +.1 +1.0 +.2 +2.0
Service-Providing 56.0 55.5 55.5 +.5 +0.9 +.5 +0.9
Private Service-Providing 41.4 41.0 41.3 +.4 +1.0 +.1 +0.2
Manufacturing 6.8 6.8 7.0 +.0 +0.0 -.2 -2.9
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 13.8 13.4 13.6 +.4 +3.0 +.2 +1.5
Retail Trade 8.5 8.2 8.4 +.3 +3.7 +.1 +1.2
Government 14.6 14.5 14.2 +.1 +0.7 +.4 +2.8
Federal Government 3.2 3.1 3.0 +.1 +3.2 +.2 +6.7
State Government 3.3 3.3 3.3 +.0 +0.0 +.0 +0.0
Local Government 8.1 8.1 7.9 +.0 +0.0 +.2 +2.5
☞ Note: These preliminary estimates were prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, based upon monthly reports submitted by selected employers
in the Albany Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Baker, Dougherty, Lee, Terrell and Worth counties. The estimates include all full- and part-time wage and salary workers who were
employed during or received pay for any part of the pay period that includes the twelfth of the month. Proprietors, domestic workers, self-employed persons, unpaid family workers and personnel
of the armed forces are excluded. Estimates based on 2005 benchmark.

ATHENS - CLARKE MSA Nonagricultural Employment (000’s)
Change in Jobs Change in Jobs
Preliminary Revised Revised from OCT 2007 from NOV 2006
NOV 2007 OCT 2007 NOV 2006 Net % Net %

Total Nonfarm 84.8 84.5 83.0 +.3 +0.4 +1.8 +2.2
Total Private 61.4 61.0 60.2 +.4 +0.7 +1.2 +2.0
Goods Producing 13.1 13.1 12.8 +.0 +0.0 +.3 +2.3
Service-Providing 71.7 71.4 70.2 +.3 +0.4 +1.5 +2.1
Private Service-Providing 48.3 47.9 47.4 +.4 +0.8 +.9 +1.9
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 14.3 14.0 14.0 +.3 +2.1 +.3 +2.1
Retail Trade 9.9 9.6 9.7 +.3 +3.1 +.2 +2.1
Professional and Business Services 6.6 6.6 6.6 +.0 +0.0 +.0 +0.0
Leisure and Hospitality 8.5 8.5 8.1 +.0 +0.0 +.4 +4.9
Government 23.4 23.5 22.8 -.1 -0.4 +.6 +2.6
Federal Government 1.7 1.7 1.6 +.0 +0.0 +.1 +6.3
State Government 14.3 14.4 14.1 -.1 -0.7 +.2 +1.4
Local Government 7.4 7.4 7.1 +.0 +0.0 +.3 +4.2
☞ Note: These preliminary estimates were prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, based upon monthly reports submitted by selected employers in
the Athens - Clarke County Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Clarke, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties. The estimates include all full- and part-time wage and salary workers
who were employed during or received pay for any part of the pay period that includes the twelfth of the month. Proprietors, domestic workers, self-employed persons, unpaid family workers and
personnel of the armed forces are excluded. Estimates based on 2005 benchmark.

Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Workforce Information & Analysis

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AUGUSTA-RICHMOND MSA Nonagricultural Employment (000’s)
Change in Jobs Change in Jobs
Preliminary Revised Revised from OCT 2007 from NOV 2006
NOV 2007 OCT 2007 NOV 2006 Net % Net %

Total Nonfarm 216.5 215.2 215.0 +1.3 +0.6 +1.5 +0.7
Total Private 173.6 172.7 172.3 +.9 +0.5 +1.3 +0.8
Goods Producing 38.9 38.7 38.5 +.2 +0.5 +.4 +1.0
Service-Providing 177.6 176.5 176.5 +1.1 +0.6 +1.1 +0.6
Private Service-Providing 134.7 134.0 133.8 +.7 +0.5 +.9 +0.7
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction 14.5 14.5 14.5 +.0 +0.0 +.0 +0.0
Manufacturing 24.4 24.2 24.0 +.2 +0.8 +.4 +1.7
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 37.2 36.6 37.1 +.6 +1.6 +.1 +0.3
Wholesale Trade 5.4 5.4 5.4 +.0 +0.0 +.0 +0.0
Retail Trade 25.5 24.9 25.4 +.6 +2.4 +.1 +0.4
Transportation,Warehousing, and Utilities 6.3 6.3 6.3 +.0 +0.0 +.0 +0.0
Information 3.5 3.4 3.4 +.1 +2.9 +.1 +2.9
Financial Activitities 7.5 7.5 7.8 +.0 +0.0 -.3 -3.8
Professional and Business Services 29.3 29.4 28.8 -.1 -0.3 +.5 +1.7
Educational and Health Services 27.8 27.9 27.6 -.1 -0.4 +.2 +0.7
Leisure and Hospitality 20.5 20.4 20.1 +.1 +0.5 +.4 +2.0
Other Services 8.9 8.8 9.0 +.1 +1.1 -.1 -1.1
Government 42.9 42.5 42.7 +.4 +0.9 +.2 +0.5
Federal Government 7.5 7.5 7.4 +.0 +0.0 +.1 +1.4
State Government 13.1 13.1 13.3 +.0 +0.0 -.2 -1.5
Local Government 22.3 21.9 22.0 +.4 +1.8 +.3 +1.4

☞ Note: These preliminary estimates were prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, based upon monthly reports submitted by selected employers in the
Augusta - Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Burke, Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond counties in Georgia and Aiken and Edgefield counties in South Carolina. The
estimates include all full- and part-time wage and salary workers who were employed during or received pay for any part of the pay period that includes the twelfth of the month. Proprietors, domestic
workers, self-employed persons, unpaid family workers and personnel of the armed forces are excluded. Estimates based on 2005 benchmark.

BRUNSWICK MSA Nonagricultural Employment (000’s)
Change in Jobs Change in Jobs
Preliminary Revised Revised from OCT 2007 from NOV 2006
NOV 2007 OCT 2007 NOV 2006 Net % Net %

Total Nonfarm 45.7 45.6 45.7 +.1 +0.2 +.0 +0.0
Total Private 35.9 35.9 36.2 +.0 +0.0 -.3 -0.8
Goods Producing 6.2 6.3 6.5 -.1 -1.6 -.3 -4.6
Service-Providing 39.5 39.3 39.2 +.2 +0.5 +.3 +0.8
Private Service-Providing 29.7 29.6 29.7 +.1 +0.3 +.0 +0.0
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 8.7 8.6 8.6 +.1 +1.2 +.1 +1.2
Retail Trade 6.2 6.1 6.1 +.1 +1.6 +.1 +1.6
Government 9.8 9.7 9.5 +.1 +1.0 +.3 +3.2
Federal Government 1.9 1.8 1.8 +.1 +5.6 +.1 +5.6
State Government 2.0 2.0 2.0 +.0 +0.0 +.0 +0.0
Local Government 5.9 5.9 5.7 +.0 +0.0 +.2 +3.5

☞ Note: These preliminary estimates were prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, based upon monthly reports submitted by selected
employers in the Brunswick Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Brantley, Glynn and McIntosh counties. The estimates include all full- and part-time wage and salary workers who
were employed during or received pay for any part of the pay period that includes the twelfth of the month. Proprietors, domestic workers, self-employed persons, unpaid family workers and
personnel of the armed forces are excluded. Estimates based on 2005 benchmark.

Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Workforce Information & Analysis

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COLUMBUS MSA Nonagricultural Employment (000’s)
Change in Jobs Change in Jobs
Preliminary Revised Revised from OCT 2007 from NOV 2006
NOV 2007 OCT 2007 NOV 2006 Net % Net %

Total Nonfarm 123.7 123.3 122.5 +.4 +0.3 +1.2 +1.0
Total Private 100.7 100.4 100.3 +.3 +0.3 +.4 +0.4
Goods Producing 18.0 17.9 19.1 +.1 +0.6 -1.1 -5.8
Service-Providing 105.7 105.4 103.4 +.3 +0.3 +2.3 +2.2
Private Service-Providing 82.7 82.5 81.2 +.2 +0.2 +1.5 +1.8
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 19.4 18.9 19.0 +.5 +2.6 +.4 +2.1
Retail Trade 14.9 14.5 14.5 +.4 +2.8 +.4 +2.8
Information 6.0 6.0 6.1 +.0 +0.0 -.1 -1.6
Financial Activities 9.5 9.4 9.2 +.1 +1.1 +.3 +3.3
Finance and Insurance 7.7 7.6 7.4 +.1 +1.3 +.3 +4.1
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 5.0 5.0 5.0 +.0 +0.0 +.0 +0.0
Professional and Business Services 14.2 14.4 13.9 -.2 -1.4 +.3 +2.2
Leisure and Hospitality 13.8 13.7 13.5 +.1 +0.7 +.3 +2.2
Government 23.0 22.9 22.2 +.1 +0.4 +.8 +3.6
Federal Government 5.5 5.4 5.2 +.1 +1.9 +.3 +5.8
State Government 4.3 4.3 4.2 +.0 +0.0 +.1 +2.4
Local Government 13.2 13.2 12.8 +.0 +0.0 +.4 +3.1
☞ Note: These preliminary estimates were prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, based upon monthly reports submitted by selected
employers in the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion and Muscogee counties in Georgia and Russell County in Alabama. The estimates
include all full- and part-time wage and salary workers who were employed during or received pay for any part of the pay period that includes the twelfth of the month. Proprietors, domestic
workers, self-employed persons, unpaid family workers and personnel of the armed forces are excluded. Estimates based on 2005 benchmark.

DALTON MSA Nonagricultural Employment (000’s)
Change in Jobs Change in Jobs
Preliminary Revised Revised from OCT 2007 from NOV 2006
NOV 2007 OCT 2007 NOV 2006 Net % Net %
Total Nonfarm 79.9 79.8 80.3 +.1 +0.1 -.4 -0.5
Total Private 72.2 72.0 72.7 +.2 +0.3 -.5 -0.7
Goods Producing 31.5 31.5 32.3 +.0 +0.0 -.8 -2.5
Service-Providing 48.4 48.3 48.0 +.1 +0.2 +.4 +0.8
Private Service-Providing 40.7 40.5 40.4 +.2 +0.5 +.3 +0.7
Manufacturing 29.3 29.4 30.4 -.1 -0.3 -1.1 -3.6
Textile Mills 3.7 3.8 4.0 -.1 -2.6 -.3 -7.5
Textile Product Mills 20.0 20.1 20.6 -.1 -0.5 -.6 -2.9
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 16.6 16.4 16.3 +.2 +1.2 +.3 +1.8
Retail Trade 8.2 8.1 8.0 +.1 +1.2 +.2 +2.5
Transportation, Warehouse, and Utilities 3.8 3.8 4.0 +.0 +0.0 -.2 -5.0
Professional and Business Services 10.3 10.4 10.6 -.1 -1.0 -.3 -2.8
Government 7.7 7.8 7.6 -.1 -1.3 +.1 +1.3
Federal Government .3 .3 .3 +.0 +0.0 +.0 +0.0
State Government 1.3 1.3 1.3 +.0 +0.0 +.0 +0.0
Local Government 6.1 6.2 6.0 -.1 -1.6 +.1 +1.7
☞Note: These preliminary estimates were prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, based upon monthly reports submitted by selected employers
in the Dalton Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Murray and Whitfield counties. The estimates include all full- and part-time wage and salary workers who were employed during or received
pay for any part of the pay period that includes the twelfth of the month. Proprietors, domestic workers, self-employed persons, unpaid family workers and personnel of the armed forces are
excluded. Estimates based on 2005 benchmark.

Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Workforce Information & Analysis

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GAINESVILLE MSA Nonagricultural Employment (000’s)
Change in Jobs Change in Jobs
Preliminary Revised Revised from OCT 2007 from NOV 2006
NOV 2007 OCT 2007 NOV 2006 Net % Net %
Total Nonfarm 76.7 76.4 74.7 +.3 +0.4 +2.0 +2.7
Total Private 66.2 65.8 64.4 +.4 +0.6 +1.8 +2.8
Goods Producing 22.3 22.2 21.8 +.1 +0.5 +.5 +2.3
Service-Providing 54.4 54.2 52.9 +.2 +0.4 +1.5 +2.8
Private Service-Providing 43.9 43.6 42.6 +.3 +0.7 +1.3 +3.1
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 13.5 13.3 13.1 +.2 +1.5 +.4 +3.1
Retail Trade 7.6 7.4 7.6 +.2 +2.7 +.0 +0.0
Government 10.5 10.6 10.3 -.1 -0.9 +.2 +1.9
Federal Government .5 .5 .5 +.0 +0.0 +.0 +0.0
State Government 2.8 2.9 2.8 -.1 -3.4 +.0 +0.0
Local Government 7.2 7.2 7.0 +.0 +0.0 +.2 +2.9
☞Note: These preliminary estimates were prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, based upon monthly reports submitted by selected employers
in the Gainesville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which comprises Hall county. The estimates include all full- and part-time wage and salary workers who were employed during or received pay for any
part of the pay period that includes the twelfth of the month. Proprietors, domestic workers, self-employed persons, unpaid family workers and personnel of the armed forces are excluded.
Estimates based on 2005 benchmark.

HINESVILLE - FT. STEWART MSA Nonagricultural Employment (000’s)
Change in Jobs Change in Jobs
Preliminary Revised Revised from OCT 2007 from NOV 2006
NOV 2007 OCT 2007 NOV 2006 Net % Net %
Total Nonfarm 19.1 19.0 18.5 +.1 +0.5 +.6 +3.2
Total Private 11.5 11.4 11.3 +.1 +0.9 +.2 +1.8
Goods Producing 1.8 1.8 1.8 +.0 +0.0 +.0 +0.0
Service-Providing 17.3 17.2 16.7 +.1 +0.6 +.6 +3.6
Private Service-Providing 9.7 9.6 9.5 +.1 +1.0 +.2 +2.1
Government 7.6 7.6 7.2 +.0 +0.0 +.4 +5.6
Federal Government 3.4 3.4 3.2 +.0 +0.0 +.2 +6.3
State Government .6 .6 .6 +.0 +0.0 +.0 +0.0
Local Government 3.6 3.6 3.4 +.0 +0.0 +.2 +5.9

☞ Note: These preliminary estimates were prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, based upon monthly reports submitted by selected
employers in the Hinesville - Ft. Stewart Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Liberty and Long counties. The estimates include all full- and part-time wage and salary workers who were
employed during or received pay for any part of the pay period that includes the twelfth of the month. Proprietors, domestic workers, self-employed persons, unpaid family workers and personnel
of the armed forces are excluded. Estimates based on 2005 benchmark.
Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Workforce Information & Analysis

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MACON MSA Nonagricultural Employment (000’s)
Change in Jobs Change in Jobs
Preliminary Revised Revised from OCT 2007 from NOV 2006
NOV 2007 OCT 2007 NOV 2006 Net % Net %
Total Nonfarm 102.3 101.8 101.1 +.5 +0.5 +1.2 +1.2
Total Private 86.2 85.8 85.1 +.4 +0.5 +1.1 +1.3
Goods Producing 11.5 11.6 12.0 -.1 -0.9 -.5 -4.2
Service-Providing 90.8 90.2 89.1 +.6 +0.7 +1.7 +1.9
Private Service-Providing 74.7 74.2 73.1 +.5 +0.7 +1.6 +2.2
Trade Transportation and Utilities 20.5 20.2 20.5 +.3 +1.5 +.0 +0.0
Retail Trade 12.7 12.3 12.6 +.4 +3.3 +.1 +0.8
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 4.3 4.2 4.1 +.1 +2.4 +.2 +4.9
Financial Activities 8.2 8.1 7.9 +.1 +1.2 +.3 +3.8
Professional and Business Services 12.2 12.1 12.1 +.1 +0.8 +.1 +0.8
Educational and Health Services 19.0 18.9 18.3 +.1 +0.5 +.7 +3.8
Leisure and Hospitality 8.9 8.9 8.8 +.0 +0.0 +.1 +1.1
Government 16.1 16.0 16.0 +.1 +0.6 +.1 +0.6
Federal Government 1.3 1.3 1.4 +.0 +0.0 -.1 -7.1
State Government 4.1 4.1 4.1 +.0 +0.0 +.0 +0.0
Local Government 10.7 10.6 10.5 +.1 +0.9 +.2 +1.9
☞ Note: These preliminary estimates were prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, based upon monthly reports submitted by selected employers
in the Macon Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe and Twiggs counties. The estimates include all full- and part-time wage and salary workers who were
employed during or received pay for any part of the pay period that includes the twelfth of the month. Proprietors, domestic workers, self-employed persons, unpaid family workers and personnel
of the armed forces are excluded. Estimates based on 2005 benchmark.

ROME MSA Nonagricultural Employment (000’s)
Change in Jobs Change in Jobs
Preliminary Revised Revised from OCT 2007 from NOV 2006
NOV 2007 OCT 2007 NOV 2006 Net % Net %
Total Nonfarm 45.3 45.2 45.1 +.1 +0.2 +.2 +0.4
Total Private 38.4 38.3 38.4 +.1 +0.3 +.0 +0.0
Goods Producing 10.6 10.6 11.1 +.0 +0.0 -.5 -4.5
Service-Providing 34.7 34.6 34.0 +.1 +0.3 +.7 +2.1
Private Service-Providing 27.8 27.7 27.3 +.1 +0.4 +.5 +1.8
Manufacturing 8.8 8.8 9.8 +.0 +0.0 -1.0 -10.2
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 7.4 7.2 7.7 +.2 +2.8 -.3 -3.9
Retail Trade 4.9 4.7 5.0 +.2 +4.3 -.1 -2.0
Educational and Health Services 8.3 8.3 8.3 +.0 +0.0 +.0 +0.0
Government 6.9 6.9 6.7 +.0 +0.0 +.2 +3.0
Federal Government .3 .3 .3 +.0 +0.0 +.0 +0.0
State Government 2.3 2.3 2.2 +.0 +0.0 +.1 +4.5
Local Government 4.3 4.3 4.2 +.0 +0.0 +.1 +2.4

☞ Note: These preliminary estimates were prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, based upon monthly reports submitted by selected employers
in the Rome Metropolitan Statistical Area, which comprises Floyd county. The estimates include all full- and part-time wage and salary workers who were employed during or received pay for any
part of the pay period that includes the twelfth of the month. Proprietors, domestic workers, self-employed persons, unpaid family workers and personnel of the armed forces are excluded.
Estimates based on 2005 benchmark.

Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Workforce Information & Analysis

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SAVANNAH MSA Nonagricultural Employment (000’s)
Change in Jobs Change in Jobs
Preliminary Revised Revised from OCT 2007 from NOV 2006
NOV 2007 OCT 2007 NOV 2006 Net % Net %
Total Nonfarm 162.9 162.1 159.8 +.8 +0.5 +3.1 +1.9
Total Private 140.0 139.3 137.7 +.7 +0.5 +2.3 +1.7
Goods Producing 24.8 24.8 24.8 +.0 +0.0 +.0 +0.0
Service-Providing 138.1 137.3 135.0 +.8 +0.6 +3.1 +2.3
Private Service-Providing 115.2 114.5 112.9 +.7 +0.6 +2.3 +2.0
Natural Resources, Mining and Construction 10.2 10.2 10.1 +.0 +0.0 +.1 +1.0
Manufacturing 14.6 14.6 14.7 +.0 +0.0 -.1 -0.7
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 36.0 35.5 35.9 +.5 +1.4 +.1 +0.3
Wholesale Trade 6.6 6.6 6.8 +.0 +0.0 -.2 -2.9
Retail Trade 18.8 18.4 19.1 +.4 +2.2 -.3 -1.6
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 10.6 10.5 10.0 +.1 +1.0 +.6 +6.0
Information 2.0 2.0 1.9 +.0 +0.0 +.1 +5.3
Financial Activities 6.3 6.4 6.5 -.1 -1.6 -.2 -3.1
Professional and Business Services 20.1 20.2 19.2 -.1 -0.5 +.9 +4.7
Educational and Health Services 21.7 21.6 21.2 +.1 +0.5 +.5 +2.4
Leisure and Hospitality 20.9 20.7 20.1 +.2 +1.0 +.8 +4.0
Other Services 8.2 8.1 8.1 +.1 +1.2 +.1 +1.2
Government 22.9 22.8 22.1 +.1 +0.4 +.8 +3.6
Federal Government 2.8 2.8 2.9 +.0 +0.0 -.1 -3.4
State Government 5.4 5.4 5.3 +.0 +0.0 +.1 +1.9
Local Government 14.7 14.6 13.9 +.1 +0.7 +.8 +5.8

☞ Note: These preliminary estimates were prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, based upon monthly reports submitted by selected employers
in the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties. The estimates include all full- and part-time wage and salary workers who were employed
during or received pay for any part of the pay period that includes the twelfth of the month. Proprietors, domestic workers, self-employed persons, unpaid family workers and personnel of the armed
forces are excluded. Estimates based on 2005 benchmark.

VALDOSTA MSA Nonagricultural Employment (000’s)
Change in Jobs Change in Jobs
Preliminary Revised Revised from OCT 2007 from NOV 2006
NOV 2007 OCT 2007 NOV 2006 Net % Net %
Total Nonfarm 57.1 56.8 56.3 +.3 +0.5 +.8 +1.4
Total Private 44.2 44.1 43.6 +.1 +0.2 +.6 +1.4
Goods Producing 9.2 9.3 9.6 -.1 -1.1 -.4 -4.2
Service-Providing 47.9 47.5 46.7 +.4 +0.8 +1.2 +2.6
Private Service-Providing 35.0 34.8 34.0 +.2 +0.6 +1.0 +2.9
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 12.9 12.6 12.6 +.3 +2.4 +.3 +2.4
Retail Trade 9.3 9.1 9.1 +.2 +2.2 +.2 +2.2
Government 12.9 12.7 12.7 +.2 +1.6 +.2 +1.6
Federal Government .8 .8 .8 +.0 +0.0 +.0 +0.0
State Government 4.4 4.3 4.4 +.1 +2.3 +.0 +0.0
Local Government 7.7 7.6 7.5 +.1 +1.3 +.2 +2.7
☞ Note: These preliminary estimates were prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, based upon monthly reports submitted by selected employers
in the Valdosta Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Brooks, Echols, Lanier and Lowndes counties. The estimates include all full- and part-time wage and salary workers who were employed
during or received pay for any part of the pay period that includes the twelfth of the month. Proprietors, domestic workers, self-employed persons, unpaid family workers and personnel of the armed
forces are excluded. Estimates based on 2005 benchmark.

Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Workforce Information & Analysis

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WARNER ROBINS MSA Nonagricultural Employment (000’s)
Change in Jobs Change in Jobs
Preliminary Revised Revised from OCT 2007 from NOV 2006
NOV 2007 OCT 2007 NOV 2006 Net % Net %
Total Nonfarm 59.7 59.4 57.4 +.3 +0.5 +2.3 +4.0
Total Private 36.9 36.6 35.2 +.3 +0.8 +1.7 +4.8
Goods Producing 7.4 7.4 7.2 +.0 +0.0 +.2 +2.8
Service-Providing 52.3 52.0 50.2 +.3 +0.6 +2.1 +4.2
Private Service-Providing 29.5 29.2 28.0 +.3 +1.0 +1.5 +5.4
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 8.0 7.9 7.8 +.1 +1.3 +.2 +2.6
Retail Trade 6.5 6.4 6.3 +.1 +1.6 +.2 +3.2
Government 22.8 22.8 22.2 +.0 +0.0 +.6 +2.7
Federal Government 14.0 13.9 13.8 +.1 +0.7 +.2 +1.4
State Government 1.1 1.2 1.0 -.1 -8.3 +.1 +10.0
Local Government 7.7 7.7 7.4 +.0 +0.0 +.3 +4.1
☞Note: These preliminary estimates were prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, based upon monthly reports submitted by selected employers
in the Warner Robins Metropolitan Statistical Area, which comprises Houston county. The estimates include all full- and part-time wage and salary workers who were employed during or received
pay for any part of the pay period that includes the twelfth of the month. Proprietors, domestic workers, self-employed persons, unpaid family workers and personnel of the armed forces are
excluded. Estimates based on 2005 benchmark.

Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Workforce Information & Analysis

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Dimensions - Measuring Georgia’s Labor Force
Unemployment rates — Georgia and U.S.
6.0%
Georgia U.S.

5.0%

4.0%

3.0%
Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
2006 2007

State unemployment rates
November 2007
National Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Rates are not seasonally adjusted
WA
4.6 NH
3.2
ME
MT VT 4.8
ND 3.7
3.3 2.7
OR MN
5.2 ID 4.0 MA
2.5 3.9
SD WI NY
2.6 4.8 MI 4.4
WY 6.9 RI
2.8 4.7

IA PA CT
3.9 NJ 4.8
NE 3.6 3.9
NV 2.9 OH DE
5.2 5.3 3.0
UT IL IN
2.6 4.8 4.4 DC
CA CO WV 5.8
5.6 3.9 4.2 VA
KS MO 3.0 MD
3.7 4.9 KY 3.5
4.6
NC
TN 4.6
OK 4.8
AZ
3.9 NM 4.2 AR SC
3.2 5.2 5.7
Unemployment rate

MS AL GA 6.0% to 6.9%
5.7 3.3 4.2 5.0% to 5.9%
4.0% to 4.9%
TX 3.0% to 3.9%
4.1 LA
3.2 Less than 3.0%

FL
4.2
AK
6.2

HI
3.0

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Georgia Labor Force Estimates (not seasonally adjusted)
Place of Residence - Persons 16 Years and Older

Beginning with the 2006 estimates, our system was modified to eliminate revisions to the monthly estimates.
However, estimates will be subject to revision at the end of the year to incorporate updated inputs and reestimation.

Employment Change From
Status NOV 2007 OCT 2007 NOV 2006 OCT 2007 NOV 2006

Civilian labor force 4,888,803 4,880,275 4,806,561 8,528 82,242
Georgia Employed 4,683,081 4,652,878 4,596,404 30,203 86,677
Unemployed 205,722 227,397 210,157 -21,675 -4,435
Rate 4.2 4.7 4.4

Civilian labor force 77,678 77,518 77,041 160 637
Employed 74,074 73,410 73,305 664 769
Albany MSA
Unemployed 3,604 4,108 3,736 -504 -132
Rate 4.6 5.3 4.8

Civilian labor force 107,740 107,285 105,577 455 2,163
Athens-Clarke Employed 104,199 103,236 102,003 963 2,196
County MSA Unemployed 3,541 4,049 3,574 -508 -33
Rate 3.3 3.8 3.4

Civilian labor force 2,770,067 2,764,103 2,705,708 5,964 64,359
Employed 2,658,230 2,640,068 2,590,921 18,162 67,309
Atlanta MSA
Unemployed 111,837 124,035 114,787 -12,198 -2,950
Rate 4.0 4.5 4.2

Civilian labor force 257,733 257,124 257,541 609 192
Augusta-Richmond Employed 244,451 242,640 242,649 1,811 1,802
County MSA Unemployed 13,282 14,484 14,892 -1,202 -1,610
Rate 5.2 5.6 5.8

Civilian labor force 54,143 54,145 54,018 -2 125
Employed 52,286 52,008 52,062 278 224
Brunswick MSA
Unemployed 1,857 2,137 1,956 -280 -99
Rate 3.4 3.9 3.6

Civilian labor force 131,216 130,882 130,973 334 243
Employed 124,955 124,151 123,759 804 1,196
Columbus MSA
Unemployed 6,261 6,731 7,214 -470 -953
Rate 4.8 5.1 5.5

Civilian labor force 69,987 69,507 69,999 480 -12
Employed 66,765 66,264 66,718 501 47
Dalton MSA
Unemployed 3,222 3,243 3,281 -21 -59
Rate 4.6 4.7 4.7

Civilian labor force 90,665 90,155 88,269 510 2,396
Employed 87,672 86,804 85,268 868 2,404
Gainesville MSA
Unemployed 2,993 3,351 3,001 -358 -8
Rate 3.3 3.7 3.4

☞Note: Employment includes nonagricultural wage and salary employment, self-employment, unpaid family and private household workers and agricultural
workers. Persons in labor disputes are counted as employed. The use of unrounded data does not imply that the numbers are exact. Georgia and Metropolitan
Statistical Area data have not been seasonally adjusted. Seasonally adjusted data for Georgia available upon request.

Albany MSA: Baker, Dougherty, Lee, Terrell, and Worth counties.
Athens - Clarke County MSA: Clarke, Madison, Oconee, and Oglethorpe counties.
Atlanta MSA: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Heard,
Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton counties.
Augusta - Richmond County MSA: Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, and Richmond counties in Georgia and Aiken and Edgefield counties in South Carolina.
Brunswick MSA: Brantley, Glynn, and McIntosh counties.
Columbus MSA: Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion, and Muscogee counties in Georgia and Russell County in Alabama.
Dalton MSA: Murray and Whitfield counties.
Gainesville MSA: Hall County.
Hinesville - Fort Stewart MSA: Liberty and Long counties.
Macon MSA: Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, and Twiggs counties.
Rome MSA: Floyd County.
Savannah MSA: Bryan, Chatham, and Effingham counties.
Valdosta MSA: Brooks, Echols, Lanier, and Lowndes counties.
Warner Robins MSA: Houston County.
Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Workforce Information & Analysis

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Georgia Labor Force Estimates (not seasonally adjusted)
Place of Residence - Persons 16 Years and Older

Employment Change From
Status NOV 2007 OCT 2007 NOV 2006 OCT 2007 NOV 2006
Civilian labor force 31,466 31,455 30,571 11 895
Hinesville-Ft. 30,132 29,923 29,013 209 1,119
Employed
Stewart MSA 1,334 1,532 1,558 -198 -224
Unemployed
Rate 4.2 4.9 5.1

Civilian labor force 113,925 113,470 112,812 455 1,113
Macon MSA Employed 108,854 107,623 106,903 1,231 1,951
Unemployed 5,071 5,847 5,909 -776 -838
Rate 4.5 5.2 5.2

Civilian labor force 53,215 53,080 52,635 135 580
Employed 51,004 50,656 50,552 348 452
Rome MSA
Unemployed 2,211 2,424 2,083 -213 128
Rate 4.2 4.6 4.0

Civilian labor force 180,601 180,139 176,865 462 3,736
Savannah MSA Employed 174,374 173,060 170,547 1,314 3,827
Unemployed 6,227 7,079 6,318 -852 -91
Rate 3.4 3.9 3.6

Civilian labor force 69,405 69,072 68,142 333 1,263
Employed 66,848 66,219 65,714 629 1,134
Valdosta MSA
Unemployed 2,557 2,853 2,428 -296 129
Rate 3.7 4.1 3.6

Civilian labor force 69,600 69,275 67,153 325 2,447
Warner Robins MSA Employed 67,123 66,292 64,560 831 2,563
Unemployed 2,477 2,983 2,593 -506 -116
Rate 3.6 4.3 3.9

United States Labor Force Estimates
Place of Residence - Persons 16 Years and Older

Employment C hange F rom
Area Status NOV 2007 OCT 2007 NOV 2006 OCT 2007 NOV 2006

Civilian labor force 153,870,000 153,253,000 152,449,000 617,000 1,421,000
United States Employed 146,703,000 146,007,000 145,623,000 696,000 1,080,000
(Seasonally adjusted) Unemployed 7,167,000 7,245,000 6,826,000 -78,000 341,000
Rate 4.7 4.7 4.5

Civilian labor force 154,035,000 153,516,000 152,590,000 519,000 1,445,000
United States Employed 147,118,000 146,743,000 146,014,000 375,000 1,104,000
(Not Seasonally adjusted) Unemployed 6,917,000 6,773,000 6,576,000 144,000 341,000
Rate 4.5 4.4 4.3

☞ Note: Employment includes nonagricultural wage and salary employment, self-employment, unpaid family and private household workers and agricultural
workers. Persons in labor disputes are counted as employed. The use of unrounded data does not imply that the numbers are exact. Georgia and Metropolitan
Statistical Area data have not been seasonally adjusted. Seasonally adjusted data for Georgia available upon request.

Albany MSA: Baker, Dougherty, Lee, Terrell, and Worth counties.
Athens - Clarke County MSA: Clarke, Madison, Oconee, and Oglethorpe counties.
Atlanta MSA: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Heard,
Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton counties.
Augusta - Richmond County MSA: Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, and Richmond counties in Georgia and Aiken and Edgefield counties in South Carolina.
Brunswick MSA: Brantley, Glynn, and McIntosh counties.
Columbus MSA: Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion, and Muscogee counties in Georgia and Russell County in Alabama.
Dalton MSA: Murray and Whitfield counties.
Gainesville MSA: Hall County.
Hinesville - Fort Stewart MSA: Liberty and Long counties.
Macon MSA: Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, and Twiggs counties.
Rome MSA: Floyd County.
Savannah MSA: Bryan, Chatham, and Effingham counties.
Valdosta MSA: Brooks, Echols, Lanier, and Lowndes counties.
Warner Robins MSA: Houston County.
Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Workforce Information & Analysis

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Georgia Labor Force Estimates by County (not seasonally adjusted)

Place of Residence - Persons 16 Years and Older

November 2007 October 2007 November 2006
Labor Employ- Unemployment Labor Employ- Unemployment Labor Employ- Unemployment
Force ment Number Rate Force ment Number Rate Force ment Number Rate

Georgia 4,888,803 4,683,081 205,722 4.2 4,880,275 4,652,878 227,397 4.7 4,806,561 4,596,404 210,157 4.4

Appling 9,033 8,567 466 5.2 9,105 8,643 462 5.1 8,853 8,399 454 5.1
Atkinson 3,369 3,201 168 5.0 3,411 3,197 214 6.3 3,485 3,274 211 6.1
Bacon 4,679 4,513 166 3.5 4,770 4,571 199 4.2 5,067 4,821 246 4.9
Baker 1,870 1,793 77 4.1 1,871 1,777 94 5.0 1,866 1,774 92 4.9
Baldwin 20,884 19,746 1,138 5.4 20,983 19,696 1,287 6.1 21,037 19,835 1,202 5.7

Banks 10,717 10,413 304 2.8 10,680 10,344 336 3.1 9,950 9,663 287 2.9
Barrow 33,041 31,686 1,355 4.1 32,896 31,469 1,427 4.3 32,179 30,883 1,296 4.0
Bartow 48,034 45,847 2,187 4.6 47,914 45,534 2,380 5.0 46,853 44,686 2,167 4.6
Ben Hill 8,224 7,515 709 8.6 8,138 7,550 588 7.2 8,480 7,896 584 6.9
Berrien 8,894 8,533 361 4.1 8,989 8,582 407 4.5 9,103 8,701 402 4.4

Bibb 75,398 71,907 3,491 4.6 75,115 71,094 4,021 5.4 74,642 70,618 4,024 5.4
Bleckley 5,447 5,184 263 4.8 5,511 5,181 330 6.0 5,083 4,826 257 5.1
Brantley 7,893 7,586 307 3.9 7,877 7,545 332 4.2 7,880 7,553 327 4.1
Brooks 8,912 8,523 389 4.4 8,858 8,442 416 4.7 8,690 8,378 312 3.6
Bryan 16,700 16,182 518 3.1 16,694 16,060 634 3.8 16,369 15,827 542 3.3

Bulloch 32,860 31,655 1,205 3.7 32,852 31,307 1,545 4.7 32,212 31,033 1,179 3.7
Burke 10,611 9,660 951 9.0 10,552 9,568 984 9.3 10,207 9,559 648 6.3
Butts 9,802 9,326 476 4.9 9,793 9,262 531 5.4 9,593 9,089 504 5.3
Calhoun 2,159 2,056 103 4.8 2,202 2,076 126 5.7 2,392 2,266 126 5.3
Camden 21,061 20,299 762 3.6 21,042 20,132 910 4.3 20,890 20,090 800 3.8

Candler 4,523 4,335 188 4.2 4,559 4,339 220 4.8 4,577 4,403 174 3.8
Carroll 54,528 52,211 2,317 4.2 54,459 51,854 2,605 4.8 53,242 50,889 2,353 4.4
Catoosa 37,065 35,565 1,500 4.0 36,643 35,245 1,398 3.8 36,721 35,321 1,400 3.8
Charlton 4,662 4,447 215 4.6 4,682 4,427 255 5.4 4,596 4,423 173 3.8
Chatham 135,909 131,070 4,839 3.6 135,546 130,082 5,464 4.0 133,168 128,193 4,975 3.7

Chattahoochee 2,702 2,482 220 8.1 2,739 2,463 276 10.1 2,684 2,452 232 8.6
Chattooga 11,656 10,414 1,242 10.7 11,043 10,384 659 6.0 11,048 10,528 520 4.7
Cherokee 107,982 104,238 3,744 3.5 107,596 103,525 4,071 3.8 105,068 101,598 3,470 3.3
Clarke 64,099 61,929 2,170 3.4 63,883 61,357 2,526 4.0 62,813 60,624 2,189 3.5
Clay 1,572 1,479 93 5.9 1,610 1,516 94 5.8 1,514 1,450 64 4.2

Clayton 145,666 138,266 7,400 5.1 145,267 137,321 7,946 5.5 142,272 134,765 7,507 5.3
Clinch 2,779 2,615 164 5.9 2,839 2,633 206 7.3 2,819 2,679 140 5.0
Cobb 397,298 383,277 14,021 3.5 396,398 380,659 15,739 4.0 388,264 373,572 14,692 3.8
Coffee 16,763 15,775 988 5.9 16,719 15,756 963 5.8 17,061 16,132 929 5.4
Colquitt 21,058 20,202 856 4.1 21,345 20,388 957 4.5 21,522 20,684 838 3.9

Columbia 58,455 56,210 2,245 3.8 58,175 55,676 2,499 4.3 57,904 55,620 2,284 3.9
Cook 7,080 6,697 383 5.4 7,095 6,693 402 5.7 7,033 6,634 399 5.7
Coweta 60,052 57,917 2,135 3.6 59,949 57,521 2,428 4.1 58,616 56,450 2,166 3.7
Crawford 6,409 6,179 230 3.6 6,468 6,109 359 5.6 6,384 6,068 316 4.9
Crisp 10,809 10,265 544 5.0 10,816 10,203 613 5.7 10,474 9,799 675 6.4

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Georgia Labor Force Estimates by County (not seasonally adjusted)

Place of Residence - Persons 16 Years and Older

November 2007 October 2007 November 2006
Labor Employ- Unemployment Labor Employ- Unemployment Labor Employ- Unemployment
Force ment Number Rate Force ment Number Rate Force ment Number Rate

Dade 8,947 8,575 372 4.2 8,830 8,497 333 3.8 8,930 8,516 414 4.6
Dawson 11,122 10,739 383 3.4 11,106 10,666 440 4.0 10,847 10,467 380 3.5
Decatur 11,733 11,123 610 5.2 11,898 11,189 709 6.0 12,115 11,463 652 5.4
DeKalb 394,302 377,115 17,187 4.4 393,619 374,538 19,081 4.8 385,664 367,566 18,098 4.7
Dodge 9,576 9,155 421 4.4 9,636 9,111 525 5.4 9,617 9,203 414 4.3

Dooly 4,959 4,736 223 4.5 5,057 4,769 288 5.7 4,916 4,638 278 5.7
Dougherty 42,973 40,799 2,174 5.1 42,932 40,433 2,499 5.8 42,641 40,375 2,266 5.3
Douglas 64,018 61,226 2,792 4.4 63,842 60,808 3,034 4.8 62,481 59,676 2,805 4.5
Early 5,250 4,996 254 4.8 5,424 5,136 288 5.3 5,823 5,558 265 4.6
Echols 2,465 2,403 62 2.5 2,453 2,380 73 3.0 2,427 2,362 65 2.7

Effingham 27,992 27,122 870 3.1 27,899 26,918 981 3.5 27,328 26,527 801 2.9
Elbert 9,964 9,331 633 6.4 9,991 9,334 657 6.6 10,063 9,450 613 6.1
Emanuel 10,883 10,244 639 5.9 10,854 10,205 649 6.0 10,894 10,337 557 5.1
Evans 4,951 4,759 192 3.9 5,015 4,778 237 4.7 5,169 4,971 198 3.8
Fannin 11,326 10,920 406 3.6 11,326 10,893 433 3.8 11,036 10,635 401 3.6

Fayette 57,187 55,318 1,869 3.3 57,208 54,940 2,268 4.0 55,845 53,917 1,928 3.5
Floyd 53,215 51,004 2,211 4.2 53,080 50,656 2,424 4.6 52,635 50,552 2,083 4.0
Forsyth 81,350 78,757 2,593 3.2 81,076 78,219 2,857 3.5 79,131 76,763 2,368 3.0
Franklin 10,567 10,068 499 4.7 10,603 10,059 544 5.1 11,085 10,533 552 5.0
Fulton 490,764 469,696 21,068 4.3 490,147 466,487 23,660 4.8 479,356 457,803 21,553 4.5

Gilmer 14,736 14,244 492 3.3 14,803 14,267 536 3.6 14,475 13,990 485 3.4
Glascock 1,159 1,104 55 4.7 1,164 1,099 65 5.6 1,229 1,167 62 5.0
Glynn 40,804 39,446 1,358 3.3 40,811 39,236 1,575 3.9 40,699 39,277 1,422 3.5
Gordon 27,793 26,525 1,268 4.6 27,727 26,380 1,347 4.9 27,862 26,733 1,129 4.1
Grady 12,332 11,873 459 3.7 12,530 11,958 572 4.6 12,440 11,966 474 3.8

Greene 7,480 7,074 406 5.4 7,578 7,123 455 6.0 7,114 6,691 423 5.9
Gwinnett 429,333 413,797 15,536 3.6 428,297 410,969 17,328 4.0 418,997 403,319 15,678 3.7
Habersham 20,436 19,691 745 3.6 20,555 19,731 824 4.0 20,166 19,388 778 3.9
Hall 90,665 87,672 2,993 3.3 90,155 86,804 3,351 3.7 88,269 85,268 3,001 3.4
Hancock 3,454 3,132 322 9.3 3,506 3,124 382 10.9 3,543 3,146 397 11.2

Haralson 13,805 13,239 566 4.1 13,795 13,149 646 4.7 13,489 12,904 585 4.3
Harris 15,841 15,296 545 3.4 15,782 15,178 604 3.8 15,688 15,106 582 3.7
Hart 10,892 10,215 677 6.2 10,998 10,220 778 7.1 11,165 10,455 710 6.4
Heard 5,299 5,074 225 4.2 5,285 5,039 246 4.7 5,161 4,945 216 4.2
Henry 95,369 91,466 3,903 4.1 95,151 90,841 4,310 4.5 93,199 89,150 4,049 4.3

Houston 69,600 67,123 2,477 3.6 69,275 66,292 2,983 4.3 67,153 64,560 2,593 3.9
Irwin 4,612 4,288 324 7.0 4,580 4,308 272 5.9 4,759 4,505 254 5.3
Jackson 27,342 26,339 1,003 3.7 27,223 26,095 1,128 4.1 27,843 26,831 1,012 3.6
Jasper 6,766 6,450 316 4.7 6,755 6,406 349 5.2 6,774 6,287 487 7.2
Jeff Davis 5,236 4,882 354 6.8 5,298 4,934 364 6.9 5,608 5,152 456 8.1

15
Georgia Labor Force Estimates by County (not seasonally adjusted)

Place of Residence - Persons 16 Years and Older

November 2007 October 2007 November 2006
Labor Employ- Unemployment Labor Employ- Unemployment Labor Employ- Unemployment
Force ment Number Rate Force ment Number Rate Force ment Number Rate

Jefferson 7,201 6,733 468 6.5 7,245 6,698 547 7.6 7,123 6,714 409 5.7
Jenkins 3,325 2,958 367 11.0 3,355 2,974 381 11.4 3,686 3,482 204 5.5
Johnson 3,840 3,609 231 6.0 3,829 3,583 246 6.4 3,836 3,643 193 5.0
Jones 14,196 13,618 578 4.1 14,116 13,464 652 4.6 14,094 13,374 720 5.1
Lamar 8,336 7,948 388 4.7 8,319 7,894 425 5.1 8,213 7,747 466 5.7

Lanier 4,085 3,930 155 3.8 4,046 3,893 153 3.8 4,022 3,863 159 4.0
Laurens 22,735 21,598 1,137 5.0 22,722 21,442 1,280 5.6 23,077 21,796 1,281 5.6
Lee 17,186 16,637 549 3.2 17,148 16,488 660 3.8 17,049 16,464 585 3.4
Liberty 25,145 23,993 1,152 4.6 25,145 23,826 1,319 5.2 24,424 23,102 1,322 5.4
Lincoln 3,853 3,627 226 5.9 3,861 3,636 225 5.8 3,846 3,610 236 6.1

Long 6,321 6,139 182 2.9 6,310 6,097 213 3.4 6,147 5,911 236 3.8
Lowndes 53,944 51,993 1,951 3.6 53,714 51,503 2,211 4.1 53,002 51,111 1,891 3.6
Lumpkin 13,628 13,154 474 3.5 13,691 13,148 543 4.0 13,019 12,542 477 3.7
McDuffie 10,948 10,262 686 6.3 10,926 10,164 762 7.0 10,764 10,154 610 5.7
McIntosh 5,445 5,254 191 3.5 5,456 5,226 230 4.2 5,439 5,232 207 3.8

Macon 5,112 4,790 322 6.3 5,249 4,778 471 9.0 5,587 5,212 375 6.7
Madison 16,817 16,227 590 3.5 16,693 16,077 616 3.7 16,488 15,885 603 3.7
Marion 3,516 3,374 142 4.0 3,507 3,348 159 4.5 3,511 3,332 179 5.1
Meriwether 10,476 9,929 547 5.2 10,467 9,861 606 5.8 10,378 9,678 700 6.7
Miller 3,669 3,541 128 3.5 3,773 3,626 147 3.9 3,845 3,705 140 3.6

Mitchell 10,579 10,049 530 5.0 10,608 10,038 570 5.4 10,638 10,152 486 4.6
Monroe 13,136 12,618 518 3.9 13,024 12,475 549 4.2 12,989 12,391 598 4.6
Montgomery 4,712 4,513 199 4.2 4,741 4,516 225 4.7 4,498 4,281 217 4.8
Morgan 9,804 9,419 385 3.9 9,917 9,436 481 4.9 9,397 8,998 399 4.2
Murray 22,076 21,096 980 4.4 21,924 20,938 986 4.5 22,073 21,081 992 4.5

Muscogee 87,227 83,072 4,155 4.8 86,948 82,431 4,517 5.2 87,029 82,042 4,987 5.7
Newton 45,741 43,444 2,297 5.0 45,582 43,147 2,435 5.3 44,738 42,344 2,394 5.4
Oconee 18,632 18,128 504 2.7 18,561 17,960 601 3.2 18,271 17,746 525 2.9
Oglethorpe 8,193 7,916 277 3.4 8,148 7,842 306 3.8 8,006 7,749 257 3.2
Paulding 63,333 60,852 2,481 3.9 63,098 60,436 2,662 4.2 61,644 59,311 2,333 3.8

Peach 11,633 11,088 545 4.7 11,719 10,961 758 6.5 11,603 10,965 638 5.5
Pickens 15,425 14,876 549 3.6 15,375 14,774 601 3.9 15,011 14,499 512 3.4
Pierce 8,634 8,328 306 3.5 8,644 8,278 366 4.2 8,490 8,156 334 3.9
Pike 8,270 7,929 341 4.1 8,244 7,875 369 4.5 8,080 7,728 352 4.4
Polk 21,255 20,412 843 4.0 21,224 20,228 996 4.7 21,433 20,574 859 4.0

Pulaski 4,745 4,575 170 3.6 4,762 4,539 223 4.7 4,632 4,443 189 4.1
Putnam 10,276 9,835 441 4.3 10,366 9,823 543 5.2 10,382 9,864 518 5.0
Quitman 993 947 46 4.6 992 950 42 4.2 1,014 953 61 6.0
Rabun 7,045 6,723 322 4.6 7,154 6,766 388 5.4 7,931 7,366 565 7.1
Randolph 2,738 2,581 157 5.7 2,796 2,616 180 6.4 2,893 2,749 144 5.0

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Georgia Labor Force Estimates by County (not seasonally adjusted)

Place of Residence - Persons 16 Years and Older

November 2007 October 2007 November 2006
Labor Employ- Unemployment Labor Employ- Unemployment Labor Employ- Unemployment
Force ment Number Rate Force ment Number Rate Force ment Number Rate

Richmond 92,031 86,755 5,276 5.7 91,839 85,932 5,907 6.4 91,251 85,845 5,406 5.9
Rockdale 42,047 40,144 1,903 4.5 41,957 39,870 2,087 5.0 41,104 39,128 1,976 4.8
Schley 1,836 1,707 129 7.0 1,838 1,703 135 7.3 1,823 1,714 109 6.0
Screven 7,253 6,913 340 4.7 7,265 6,869 396 5.5 7,229 6,911 318 4.4
Seminole 3,995 3,800 195 4.9 4,058 3,841 217 5.3 4,075 3,873 202 5.0

Spalding 30,008 28,454 1,554 5.2 29,904 28,260 1,644 5.5 29,545 27,734 1,811 6.1
Stephens 13,676 13,064 612 4.5 13,606 12,969 637 4.7 13,800 13,061 739 5.4
Stewart 2,284 2,136 148 6.5 2,298 2,138 160 7.0 1,999 1,874 125 6.3
Sumter 14,726 13,850 876 5.9 14,841 13,816 1,025 6.9 14,736 13,904 832 5.6
Talbot 3,162 2,996 166 5.2 3,148 2,968 180 5.7 3,181 2,913 268 8.4

Taliaferro 820 758 62 7.6 831 763 68 8.2 780 717 63 8.1
Tattnall 9,159 8,783 376 4.1 9,339 8,894 445 4.8 9,175 8,734 441 4.8
Taylor 3,410 3,218 192 5.6 3,457 3,203 254 7.3 3,328 3,135 193 5.8
Telfair 4,825 4,464 361 7.5 4,926 4,465 461 9.4 5,194 4,831 363 7.0
Terrell 4,776 4,512 264 5.5 4,782 4,471 311 6.5 4,701 4,465 236 5.0

Thomas 22,613 21,631 982 4.3 22,552 21,535 1,017 4.5 23,275 22,369 906 3.9
Tift 19,603 18,545 1,058 5.4 19,635 18,627 1,008 5.1 20,345 19,307 1,038 5.1
Toombs 14,164 13,551 613 4.3 14,227 13,559 668 4.7 13,469 12,852 617 4.6
Towns 6,255 6,036 219 3.5 6,364 6,138 226 3.6 5,993 5,804 189 3.2
Treutlen 2,752 2,614 138 5.0 2,765 2,609 156 5.6 2,704 2,563 141 5.2

Troup 30,765 29,154 1,611 5.2 30,668 28,858 1,810 5.9 30,512 28,828 1,684 5.5
Turner 5,065 4,772 293 5.8 5,176 4,888 288 5.6 5,256 4,954 302 5.7
Twiggs 4,787 4,533 254 5.3 4,747 4,481 266 5.6 4,701 4,451 250 5.3
Union 11,593 11,195 398 3.4 11,604 11,167 437 3.8 10,763 10,395 368 3.4
Upson 12,205 11,441 764 6.3 12,216 11,344 872 7.1 11,910 11,167 743 6.2

Walker 35,606 33,329 2,277 6.4 34,753 33,028 1,725 5.0 34,624 33,100 1,524 4.4
Walton 40,713 39,009 1,704 4.2 40,602 38,742 1,860 4.6 39,965 38,021 1,944 4.9
Ware 15,324 14,655 669 4.4 15,342 14,567 775 5.1 15,084 14,353 731 4.8
Warren 2,426 2,253 173 7.1 2,446 2,258 188 7.7 2,470 2,258 212 8.6
Washington 8,455 8,008 447 5.3 8,486 7,971 515 6.1 8,382 7,904 478 5.7

Wayne 12,271 11,641 630 5.1 12,274 11,578 696 5.7 12,071 11,452 619 5.1
Webster 1,255 1,212 43 3.4 1,285 1,230 55 4.3 1,199 1,151 48 4.0
Wheeler 3,053 2,907 146 4.8 3,083 2,918 165 5.4 3,135 2,964 171 5.5
White 12,991 12,584 407 3.1 13,095 12,622 473 3.6 12,653 12,202 451 3.6
Whitfield 47,911 45,669 2,242 4.7 47,583 45,326 2,257 4.7 47,926 45,637 2,289 4.8

Wilcox 3,378 3,183 195 5.8 3,419 3,203 216 6.3 3,336 3,149 187 5.6
Wilkes 4,640 4,327 313 6.7 4,625 4,301 324 7.0 4,894 4,537 357 7.3
Wilkinson 4,724 4,452 272 5.8 4,702 4,416 286 6.1 4,641 4,367 274 5.9
Worth 10,874 10,334 540 5.0 10,786 10,242 544 5.0 10,784 10,227 557 5.2

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Georgia Unemployment Rates by County
November 2007
Dade Catoosa Towns
Fannin Rabun
Murray Union
Whitfield
Walker Gilmer
White Habersham 9.0% or greater
Lumpkin Stephens
Chattooga Gordon Pickens
Dawson
7.0% to 8.9%
Banks Franklin Hart
Floyd Bartow Cherokee Forsyth
Hall 4.2% to 6.9%
Jackson Madison Elbert
Less than 4.2%
Polk Barrow Clarke
Cobb Gwinnett Oglethorpe
Paulding
Oconee
Haralson Walton Wilkes
DeKalb Lincoln
Douglas Fulton
Rockdale
Carroll Clayton Morgan Greene Taliaferro
Newton Columbia
McDuffie
Fayette Henry
Coweta Warren
Jasper Putnam Richmond
Heard Butts
Spalding Hancock
Glascock
Meriwether Pike Jefferson
Troup Lamar Baldwin Burke
Monroe Jones
Washington
Upson
Bibb Jenkins
Wilkinson
Harris Crawford Johnson Screven
Talbot
Twiggs
Emanuel
Muscogee Taylor Peach
Houston Bleckley Laurens
Marion Treutlen Candler
Macon Bulloch
Chattahoochee
Effingham
Schley Montgomery
Pulaski
Dooly Dodge Evans
Wheeler Toombs
Stewart Webster Bryan
Sumter Tattnall Chatham
Wilcox
Crisp Telfair
Quitman Liberty
Terrell Lee Jeff Davis Long
Randolph Ben Hill Appling
Turner

Clay Irwin Bacon Wayne
Calhoun Dougherty Coffee McIntosh
Worth
Tift
Baker Pierce
Early
Berrien Atkinson
Mitchell Glynn
Miller Colquitt Cook Brantley
Ware

Seminole Lanier
Clinch Camden
Decatur Grady Thomas Brooks Charlton
Lowndes
Echols

Georgia’s Unemployment Rate: 4.2%

18
Georgia Unemployment Insurance Claims by County
November Average Average November Average Average November Average Average
Initial Weekly Duration Initial Weekly Duration Initial Weekly Duration
County Claims Benefit Weeks County Claims Benefit Weeks County Claims Benefit Weeks

Georgia 41,506 ....... $259 ...... 11.2 Elbert 247 ....... $210 ........ 8.6 Muscogee 849 ....... $202 ...... 12.8
Emanuel 348 ....... $186 ........ 8.7 Newton 537 ....... $231 ...... 12.8
Appling 129 ....... $227 ...... 11.1 Evans 72 ....... $205 ...... 11.4 Oconee 55 ....... $249 ...... 11.1
Atkinson 61 ....... $206 ........ 9.1 Fannin 70 ....... $242 ........ 9.2 Oglethorpe 58 ....... $227 ...... 10.3
Bacon 41 ....... $245 ...... 10.7 Fayette 169 ....... $252 ...... 13.4 Paulding 335 ....... $261 ...... 13.2
Baker 15 ....... $198 ...... 11.2 Floyd 599 ....... $226 ........ 9.1 Peach 322 ....... $216 ........ 9.7
Baldwin 190 ....... $207 ...... 11.0 Forsyth 236 ....... $278 ...... 13.2 Pickens 100 ....... $246 ........ 9.1
Banks 46 ....... $232 ........ 9.3 Franklin 129 ....... $220 ........ 9.1 Pierce 59 ....... $197 ...... 10.6
Barrow 230 ....... $246 ...... 11.4 Fulton 2,853 ....... $230 ...... 14.5 Pike 72 ....... $223 ...... 10.3
Bartow 574 ....... $244 ...... 10.0 Gilmer 115 ....... $240 ........ 8.9 Polk 219 ....... $221 ........ 7.5
Ben Hill 110 ....... $228 ...... 10.3 Glascock 18 ....... $226 ........ 8.0 Pulaski 75 ....... $187 ........ 9.6
Berrien 25 ....... $223 ...... 13.2 Glynn 189 ....... $201 ...... 12.0 Putnam 125 ....... $219 ........ 7.1
Bibb 742 ....... $190 ...... 13.7 Gordon 620 ....... $230 ........ 7.1 Quitman 3 ....... $133 ........ 8.7
Bleckley 88 ....... $208 ........ 9.4 Grady 202 ....... $198 ........ 7.5 Rabun 59 ....... $234 ...... 11.9
Brantley 60 ....... $250 ...... 12.3 Greene 132 ....... $192 ...... 11.5 Randolph 67 ....... $211 ........ 6.1
Brooks 65 ....... $193 ...... 11.1 Gwinnett 1,994 ....... $258 ...... 13.9 Richmond 1,166 ....... $202 ...... 12.8
Bryan 81 ....... $244 ...... 11.2 Habersham 127 ....... $224 ........ 8.6 Rockdale 368 ....... $242 ...... 13.3
Bulloch 236 ....... $212 ...... 11.6 Hall 550 ....... $237 ........ 8.8 Schley 22 ....... $215 ...... 11.7
Burke 239 ....... $223 ...... 10.7 Hancock 108 ....... $211 ........ 9.8 Screven 98 ....... $224 ........ 6.6
Butts 113 ....... $231 ........ 9.2 Haralson 91 ....... $229 ........ 9.2 Seminole 42 ....... $192 ...... 10.5
Calhoun 45 ....... $199 ........ 7.7 Harris 76 ....... $231 ...... 12.7 Spalding 401 ....... $199 ...... 11.7
Hart 172 ....... $219 ...... 11.2 Stephens 149 ....... $228 ...... 10.6
Camden 86 ....... $207 ...... 12.3
Heard 77 ....... $259 ........ 8.9 Stewart 37 ....... $159 ...... 12.3
Candler 92 ....... $200 ...... 10.4
Henry 629 ....... $242 ...... 13.7 Sumter 139 ....... $168 ...... 14.8
Carroll 444 ....... $227 ........ 9.5
Houston 637 ....... $217 ...... 11.6 Talbot 44 ....... $217 ...... 16.6
Catoosa 265 ....... $235 ........ 7.6
Irwin 81 ....... $205 ........ 9.7 Taliaferro 25 ....... $153 ...... 12.3
Charlton 25 ....... $200 ........ 9.2
Jackson 165 ....... $231 ...... 10.6 Tattnall 116 ....... $235 ...... 10.2
Chatham 641 ....... $213 ...... 13.4
Jasper 79 ....... $234 ........ 8.6 Taylor 96 ....... $231 ........ 7.8
Chattahoochee 13 ....... $218 ...... 12.3
Jeff Davis 332 ....... $212 ...... 10.5 Telfair 323 ....... $185 ........ 8.7
Chattooga 81 ....... $231 ...... 13.4
Jefferson 255 ....... $186 ........ 8.9 Terrell 49 ....... $203 ...... 12.8
Cherokee 471 ....... $263 ...... 12.1
Jenkins 120 ....... $199 ...... 11.6 Thomas 229 ....... $210 ...... 10.8
Clarke 282 ....... $200 ...... 11.8 Tift 176 ....... $205 ...... 11.3
Johnson 85 ....... $171 ........ 9.3
Clay 18 ....... $205 ........ 9.3 Jones 69 ....... $229 ...... 12.2 Toombs 595 ....... $211 ........ 8.4
Clayton 1,300 ....... $227 ...... 14.3 Lamar 77 ....... $212 ........ 9.9 Towns 36 ....... $240 ...... 12.1
Clinch 32 ....... $170 ...... 10.1 Lanier 21 ....... $233 ...... 12.6 Treutlen 94 ....... $213 ........ 8.6
Cobb 1,710 ....... $255 ...... 14.4 Laurens 396 ....... $188 ........ 9.1 Troup 555 ....... $225 ...... 10.0
Coffee 263 ....... $201 ........ 9.2 Lee 73 ....... $240 ...... 11.5 Turner 109 ....... $187 ...... 12.6
Colquitt 174 ....... $184 ........ 9.6 Liberty 165 ....... $203 ...... 14.4 Twiggs 49 ....... $202 ...... 11.3
Columbia 351 ....... $229 ...... 12.3 Lincoln 56 ....... $200 ........ 9.9 Union 73 ....... $216 ...... 10.3
Cook 74 ....... $197 ...... 11.3 Long 20 ....... $188 ...... 13.6 Upson 125 ....... $206 ...... 11.8
Coweta 514 ....... $242 ...... 10.5 Lowndes 458 ....... $200 ...... 10.5 Walker 547 ....... $240 ........ 6.1
Crawford 64 ....... $226 ...... 10.7 Lumpkin 81 ....... $240 ........ 9.1 Walton 294 ....... $233 ...... 13.7
Crisp 106 ....... $186 ...... 14.8 Macon 215 ....... $192 ........ 8.8 Ware 150 ....... $184 ...... 11.1
Dade 21 ....... $222 ........ 6.0 Madison 132 ....... $225 ........ 9.3 Warren 100 ....... $189 ........ 8.3
Dawson 59 ....... $262 ...... 12.6 Marion 21 ....... $195 ...... 10.0 Washington 144 ....... $182 ...... 11.6
Decatur 165 ....... $205 ........ 9.9 McDuffie 229 ....... $195 ........ 9.4 Wayne 140 ....... $195 ...... 10.6
DeKalb 2,461 ....... $235 ...... 14.4 McIntosh 20 ....... $196 ...... 12.1 Webster 7 ....... $209 ...... 13.7
Dodge 178 ....... $193 ........ 9.3 Meriwether 175 ....... $212 ...... 11.3 Wheeler 99 ....... $183 ........ 9.2
Dooly 80 ....... $180 ...... 12.9 Miller 26 ....... $231 ...... 10.8 White 53 ....... $233 ........ 9.4
Dougherty 421 ....... $186 ...... 12.4 Mitchell 129 ....... $169 ...... 11.7 Whitfield 1,219 ....... $237 ........ 6.1
Douglas 421 ....... $257 ...... 13.8 Monroe 93 ....... $237 ........ 9.9 Wilcox 46 ....... $186 ...... 11.5
Early 32 ....... $198 ...... 13.2 Montgomery 177 ....... $215 ........ 7.8 Wilkes 128 ....... $188 ...... 12.9
Echols 7 ....... $154 ...... 10.0 Morgan 158 ....... $230 ...... 10.4 Wilkinson 44 ....... $217 ...... 10.8
Effingham 105 ....... $242 ...... 11.4 Murray 420 ....... $236 ........ 6.1 Worth 118 ....... $217 ...... 11.2

Initial claims include intrastate initial and additional claims, as well as agent state initial and additional claims for regular UI only.
Average duration of benefits is represented in weeks.

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