Athens unemployment rate remained unchanged in October. According to the state Department of Labor, Athens’ rate in October rate was 4.1 percent, the same as September. Commissioner Mark Butler says the numbers don’t tell the whole story.
“The Athens area actually gained about 500 jobs during the month of October. And going along with that gain as we talk about the long-term job prospects with the Athens area, we’re continuing to see that long-term growth represented by a 4.3 percent increase in jobs over the last year.”