(WTVM) - The Georgia Department of Labor announced on Thursday that metro Columbus' unemployment rate for May was 7.1 percent, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 6.6 percent in April. The rate in May 2014 was 7.9 percent.
In River Valley, The unemployment rate in May was 7.5 percent, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in April.
The rate in May 2014 was 8.7 percent.
The River Valley region consists of 16 different counties including Chattahoochee and Muscogee counties.