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Augusta metro unemployment down to 7.2 percent

...dropped primarily because 1,600 more Augusta residents were employed in December, mostly due to seasonal hiring in retail trade, transportation and warehousing. The last time the reported jobless rate was this low was in November 2008.The metro...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-30/augusta-metro-unemployment
Georgia unemployment rate improves

...The rate dropped primarily because 4,020 more Georgians were employed in December, mostly due to seasonal hiring in retail trade, transportation and warehousing," said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. "And, I'm particularly pleased...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-23/georgia-unemployment-rate-
Local small business owners avoid taking credit cards, extra fees

...customers. "I would have to go up on my prices."According to the National Retail Federation, the world's largest retail trade association, credit card swipe fees have tripled in the past decade, now costing merchants an estimated $30 billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-03-14/local-small
Augusta unemployment rate rises to 9.3 percent in June

...increased, the number of jobs in metro Augusta grew by 300. All of the job growth came in the private sector, mostly in retail trade and professional and business services.Over the year, the number of jobs increased by 4,100, or 1.9 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-07-25/augusta-unemployment-rate-
Metro Augusta unemployment rate drops to 8.5 percent

...state and local government.Compared to August 2012, metro Augusta gained 3,800 jobs, with the gains coming in retail trade, leisure and hospitality, local government, and education and health services.All six counties in the metro area...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-26/metro-augusta-unemployment
Metro Augusta jobless rate best since 2008

...the year, jobs were up by 900 from 215,600 in November 2012. The job gainers were in education and health care, retail trade, and leisure and hospitality.The unemployment rate for Georgia last month was 7.3 percent. It was 7.1 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-26/metro-augusta-jobless-rate
Augusta jobless rate rises in October

...the year, jobs were up by 1,400, or 0.7 percent, from 214,200 in October 2012. The job gains were mostly in retail trade, education and health services, and leisure and hospitality. Across Georgia, metro Athens had the lowest area jobless...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-28/augusta-jobless-rate-rises
Early pumpkin beers brew dismay among drinkers

...the fruit or the flower of that period," Bui says. "It's so early. What's going on?"Those who follow the retail trade also noted a possible reason for the premature arrival, aside from needing to start production earlier: capturing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-19/early-pumpkin-beers-brew-d
Holiday sales better than expected, but a drop in store visits shows shoppers browse online

...than the 14 percent growth the research firm had expected.The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, is expected to release holiday sales numbers for online and stores combined on Tuesday. The group estimates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-08/holiday-sales-better-expec
Augusta-area economy continues in a strong recovery mode, figures show

...particular, has benefited from growth in various industries, including manufacturing, construction, financial services, retail trade. as well as leisure and hospitality.If there is a knock on the local economy, it is that it is not growing as fast...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2013-12-27/augusta-are