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Newton unemployment declines again
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Unemployment dropped to 11.7 percent in March in Newton County, declining for the third straight month.

The unemployment rate is the lowest it's been since May 2010, as 195 local residents were hired.

Every surrounding county also saw its unemployment percentage drop for the third straight month.

Newton County unemployment:
January - 12.5 percent
February - 12 percent
March - 11.7 percent (preliminary)