article source: the atlanta journal-constitution


The Georgia economy added 13,500 jobs last month, one of the strongest Novembers on record, as the unemployment rate fell to 2.8%, an all-time low, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.

While hiring was strong, the month also showed evidence of an unprecedented disconnect: Despite growth across a range of job sectors and generally rising wages, the recent hiring surge has not spurred a flow of jobseekers back into the workforce.


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Among those hiring for blue-collar, front-line jobs, there is a similar jostling for employees, said Jill Eubank, vice president of sales and customer experience at national staffing company Randstad.