The unemployment rate in Jackson County shot up in June to 10.6 percent, up from May’s 9.8 percent. June’s rate was almost as high as that month in 2010, which was 10.8 percent.
The rate in April was 9.9 percent.
Jackson’s 10.6 unemployment rate puts it among the highest rates in Northeast Georgia. Elbert County has the highest rate in the area at 15.2 percent. The lowest rates are Oconee County at 6.6 percent and Banks County at 7.7 percent.