Friday, February 19, 2010

Wilkes County unemployment is down slightly in December

Unemployment in Wilkes County went down slightly in December, dropping to 11.5 percent from 11.9 percent, but still higher than the state and national average rates.

The latest numbers released from the Georgia Department of Labor state labor force statistics show that there were 269 initial claims for unemployment in Wilkes County in December, up from November 2009 but down substantially from 426 initial claims in December 2008.

There was a total of 510 Wilkes County workers on unemployment in December, down from 527 in November, indicating that some workers were being hired.

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