Unemployment numbers for Coweta County and Newnan shot up dramatically in July. Jobless numbers jumped by nearly half a point while the unemployment rate in the Three Rivers Commission area rose to more than 11 percent.
Coweta in July saw jobless numbers rise to 8.4 percent, up from the 8 percent rate in June. The unemployment rate in July 2012 was 9.3 percent.
Coweta’s jobless rate represents 5,474 people out of work in a workforce of 65,282.
The situation in Newnan was worse than that experienced by the county. The July rate in Newnan was 9.7 percent, up from 9.3 percent in June. Read More»