Unemployment rate declines in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - New unemployment numbers for our area are in and Columbus is seeing an improvement when it comes to jobs.

The unemployment rate in Columbus declined to 8.8 percent in February.

This is a big drop from 9.4 percent in January.

Compare this to the unemployment rate this time last year at 9.1 percent.

The Georgia Department of Labor says last month's rate declined because the amount of available jobs is increasing.

The number of jobs increased by 1,300, climbing to a total nearing 120,000 in February.

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