Jobs Leave Atlanta

August 8, 2011  |  

(AJC) — Metro Atlanta not only saw unemployment skyrocket in June, but it had one of the highest jobless rates among the nation’s major cities.  Rising to 10.5 percent unemployment in June, up from a revised 9.7 percent in May, metro Atlanta’s rate was better than only a handful of major metros, according to recently released Bureau of Labor statistics. Those areas include metro Las Vegas, with 13.8 percent unemployment, Detroit (12.5 percent), Miami (11.8 percent), Los Angeles (11.6 percent) and Charlotte (11.2).

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