ATLANTA — Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said this week that Albany added more jobs in March.
According to preliminary data, Albany also managed to lower its unemployment across the five-county metropolitan statistical area.
“Overall, March was a very good month,” Butler said. “Georgia’s economy, just like the nation’s, is running strong. Our communities are consistently adding jobs, and unemployment rates are falling. The numbers continue to improve.”
The unemployment rate fell 0.4 percentage points in March, reaching 4.3 percent. A year ago, the rate was 4.7 percent.
Albany ended March with 63,100 jobs. That number grew by 100 over the month and increased by 400 jobs when compared to the same time