Posted: Tuesday, January 5th 2010 at 4:43pm
Data shows Georgia cities losing and gaining jobs
By The Associated Press
ATLANTA - New data shows parts of Georgia have lost and gained jobs at some of the highest rates in the country over the past year.
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Tuesday, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metropolitan area lost 117,100 non-farm payroll jobs from November 2008 through November 2009. That's the fifth highest rate in the nation.
The largest over-the-year employment decrease was recorded in the Los Angeles area, which shed 194,900 such jobs from November 2008 to November 2009.
But some parts of Georgia are thriving.
The data showed the Hinesville-Fort Stewart area had one of the largest over-the-year percentage increases, at 2.1 percent.
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