Metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate rose in May to 8.2 percent from 7.6 percent the month before, as scores of school workers left jobs for the summer and new college graduates struggled to find work.
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Metro Atlanta unemployment rates rise between April and May just about every year.
2009 — 8.9 9.4
2010 — 9.6 9.7
2011 — 9.4 9.6
2012 — 8.5 8.7
2013 — 7.6 8.2
Source: Georgia Department of Labor.