Forsyth County, North Fulton cities have lower unemployment rate than state



Alpharetta 6.4%

Forsyth County. 6.5

Johns Creek 7.0

Roswell 6.4

Sandy Springs 6.4

Metro Atlanta 8.4

Georgia 8.6

Metro Athens had the lowest area jobless rate at 6.6 percent, while the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest at 11.4 percent.

Meanwhile, Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.6 percent in December, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.5 percent in November. The rate was 9.4 percent in December a year ago.

Local area unemployment data are not seasonally adjusted. Georgia labor market data are available at


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