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Johns Creek's Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

The city's rate was still 5.8 percent in February.

Credit: Patch file
Credit: Patch file
Like its neighboring cities of Roswell, Alpharetta and Milton, Johns Creek's unemployment rate remained the same in February. 

The rate held steady at 5.8 percent last month, which was the same rate the city had in January, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. The city's rate is a definite improvement from the 6.7 percent rate it had in February 2013.

Sandy Springs was the only city in north Fulton County that saw a change in its unemployment rate. Their rate fell to 5.5 percent in February from 5.7 percent in January. 

The rates for the other north Fulton cities remained the same: Roswell at 5.2 percent, Alpharetta at 5.4 percent and Milton at 5.5 percent. 

The rate for Fulton County sits at 7.7 percent. 

Johns Creek's latest rate is below the metro Atlanta average of 6.9 percent in February. 

The metro rate dipped from 7.1 percent in January primarily due to the area seeing 23 percent fewer new layoffs and a drop in initial unemployment claims.

The metro rate for February 2013 was 8.4 percent. 

While the number of new claims fell, the metro region lost about 1,900 seasonal jobs — mostly in leisure, hospitality and retail — in February. The total number of jobs fell from 2.41 million in January to 2.4 million last month.

Unemployment rate for other cities include: Woodstock at 6.8 percent, Marietta at 7.1 percent, Dunwoody at 5.4 percent, Smyrna at 6.8 percent and Duluth at 6.6 percent. 

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