Unemployment numbers for Southwest Georgia as a whole were looking better for March, while metro Albany saw a decline.
Southwest Georgia saw a drop to 7.8%, which is a .1% decrease from February. This is attributed to fewer workers being laid off according to the Georgia Department of Labor.
Metro Albany actually saw a .1% increase in March to leave unemployment at eight percent. The rise was due to new workers entering the labor force, despite seeing a lower number of workers being laid off.