Unemployment rates down in Columbus, River Valley area

(WTVM) - The Georgia Department of Labor credits job growth and fewer layoffs for a drop in the unemployment rate for Metro Columbus and the River Valley.

The jobless rate for Metro Columbus in February was at 7.8 percent, down from 8 percent in January.

Unemployment dipped even more in the River Valley area down to 8.6 percent from 9 percent the month before.

Georgia's unemployment rate statewide for February is down to 7.1 percent.

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