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Georgia's jobless rate rises slightly to 6.3 percent
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ATLANTA (AP) — State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has risen slightly to 6.3 percent.

The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday announced the May jobless figure, a seasonally-adjusted rate that's up from a revised 6.2 percent in April.

The state's jobless rate was 7.3 percent in May 2014.

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a statement that Georgia continues to show strong job growth.