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June jobless rates up in Macon, WR

Unemployment rates in Macon and Warner Robins moved up in June from the previous month, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

The preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Macon rose to 10.5 percent in June, up from a revised 10 percent in May, according to a news release. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 11,727, up 447 from 11,280.

The unemployment rate in metro Warner Robins rose to 7.7 percent in June, up from a revised 7.2 percent in May, the release stated. The number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 5,427, up 354 from 5,073.

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10 percent in June, down slightly from a revised 10.1 percent in May. Local area unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted.

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