There was good economic news for Georgia in the last week. Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped in March, the number of jobs in the state increased, and the Port of Savannah set an all-time record. 

The state’s unemployment rate dropped from 4.8 percent in February to 4.5 percent for the month of March. The national unemployment average is 6.0 percent.  At the same time, jobs in Georgia increased by 21,800 in March, reaching a total of 4,486,000. That number is down 151,000 compared to this same time last year. The job total listed online at the Department of Labor’s EmployGeorgia is showing 223,000 job listings – triple the amount of the 70,000 listings in March of 2020.  

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