It’s about time. The unemployment rate for Fayette County decreased more than half a percentage point in April. The rate decreased from 8.9 percent in March to 8.3 percent in April.
Pundits from Wall Street to Washington have insisted for months that the recession is over. Correct or not, figures released this week by the Georgia Dept. of Labor showed a significant drop in Fayette’s unemployment rate for April. The March rate of 8.9 percent gave way to an 8.3 percent rate for April.
The April rate for Fayette County equates to 4,234 people jobless in a workforce of 50,979. Read More»