A 5 percent unemployment rate for GA residents

In this photo taken, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Luis Duran fills out a job application during a job fair in Sunrise, Fla. Payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in June on Wednesday, June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

ATLANTA (AP) – State labor officials say Georgia’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate has decreased to 5 percent.

The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday announced the new jobless number for April.

It’s down from 5.1 percent in March, and 5.4 percent in April 2016.

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