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Georgia jobless rate lowest since 1976

Christian Fernsby |
Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Georgia's unemployment rate fell to 3.4%, matching the lowest percentage since 1976.

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Additionally, Georgia set a record number for total jobs in the state at 4.64 million.

Since 2010, Georgia has added 805,000 jobs.

"It is a great time to be a Georgian," said Governor Brian P. Kemp.

"Unemployment rates are at historic lows, job totals are breaking records, and Georgia Made businesses are hiring.

"From our ports and first-class infrastructure network to a nation-leading workforce, Georgia is on the minds of companies around the world.

"As the top state for business for the seventh consecutive year, we are proud to see Georgia-grown, private-sector companies expanding across the Peach State and investing in their local communities."

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