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Georgia's economy is worse than most states

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The country's economy continues to struggling, and Georgia's is worse than most states.

A new mid-year study by Portfolio.com show Georgia has the sixth weakest state economy. That's mainly because of our high unemployment.

[Click here to see the state-by-state mid-year employment rankings.]

Steven Mohl was unemployed until three months ago Doughnut Factory when the Doughnut Factory opened. The store now employees ten people.

Mohl was having a hard time finding a job in South Georgia.

In the last year and a half, Georgia has lost about 75,000 jobs.

As for Albany's unemployment rate, it's still high at 11% compared with 10.4% in May and 9.8% in June of last year.

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