Metro Atlanta unemployment rate rises

The jobless rate rose to 7.6-percent

By Monica Whitsel - Associate producer , Associated Press
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ATLANTA, Ga. - State labor officials say the metro Atlanta's unemployment rate rose in the month of June.  

The Georgia Department of Labor announced the rate rose by .4-percent making jobless rate 7.6-percent.  In May the rate was 7.2-percent. 

The jobless rate has seen a drop compared to a year ago.  In June of 2013 the unemployment rate was 8.6-percent. 

State labor officials say seasonal factors, such as summer job loss, caused the number to rise.  Seasonal factors include non-contract school workers and graduates and students entering the job market, which increases the labor force,

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