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Metro Atlanta jobless rate rises to 8.9 percent

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ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate has risen to 8.9%.

The Georgia Department of Labor announced the new numbers early Thursday.

The 8.9% jobless rate for June was up seventh-tenths of a percent point, from 8.2% in May. That was still under the 9.3% rate in June a year ago.

The labor department said the rate increased primarily because of 2 seasonal factors: large numbers of education workers are unemployed during the summer and new graduates are considered unemployed until they find a job.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest area jobless rate at 7.2%.

The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region in central Georgia had the highest rate at 12.9%.

The jobless figures for metro areas are not seasonally adjusted.

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