After falling to single digit territory in October, Jackson County’s unemployment rate jumped nearly a full point in November, back above 10 percent. It left Jackson as having one of the highest rates in Northeast Georgia.
For November, Jackson’s rate hit 10.6 percent, far above October’s 9.8 percent rate and almost as much as November 2009 which was 10.8 percent.
The state rate for November was 10.3 percent.
According to the state’s numbers, some 2,848 people were unemployed in Jackson County in November.