The metro Gainesville area is made up of all of Hall County.
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 7.5 percent in November, the highest rate since July 1983, when it was also 7.5 percent. The jobless rate was up 3 percentage points from 4.5 percent at this same time last year. The November unemployment rate was up six-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 6.9 percent in October.
The state rate remained above the national rate of 6.7 percent for the 10th straight month. At present, 365,244 unemployed Georgians are looking for work.