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      Gas prices climb after economic news

      Gas prices going up. / Jessica Fairley

      Within the span of one week gas prices gas prices have made a significant jump.

      Early last week experts had expected that fuel prices would stabilize but news of a growth in U.S. jobs has helped push prices up to $91 a barrel.

      This means prices at the pump have jumped an average of 10 cents.

      The national price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $3.61 while the average price in Georgia is $3.48.

      Officials say the spike in price shows just how volatile the market is and how diverse the factors are that affect oil prices.

      CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES

      Regular Unleaded Gasoline

      Current Week Ago Month Ago Year Ago

      National: $3.610 $3.485 $3.358 $3.700

      Florida: $3.534 $3.424 $3.204 $3.702

      Georgia: $3.483 $3.403 $3.162 $3.696

      Tennessee: $3.392 $3.276 $3.035 $3.568

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