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Ga. unemployment rate stands at 10.4%

ATLANTA (AP) - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 10.4% in January, matching its all-time high.

The December rate was originally reported as a preliminary 10.2% but has been revised to 10.4% in figures announced Thursday. The stateÂ's jobless rate was also 10.4% in January 2010.

Butler describes Georgia's job market as flat, and he says the number of long-term unemployed has increased significantly.

In January, there were 3,772,100 payroll jobs in Georgia, up 2,200, or one-tenth of a percentage point, from 3,769,900 in January 2010. There were 262,700 long-term unemployed Georgians in January, representing more than half of the 484,668 jobless.

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