The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 9.9 percent in November, down from 10.2 percent in October. The one-month decline is the largest in 34 years. Georgia’s jobless rate was 10.4 percent in November 2010.
Chances are that by now, you’ve already begun (or are already finished) decorating for Christmas. Perhaps you’ve put out a few poinsettias. If you have, make sure you keep them away from your pets. They can be a gastric irritant, according to Dr. Dan Pate from the West Rome Animal Clinic.
On a related note, the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority has announced that Barron Stadium and Maddox Track will be closed today thru next Tuesday, December 20th in preparation for the NAIA game. The stadium will close for clean up after the game.
The 2011 NAIA Football National Championship is coming up this Saturday and is expected to have an economic impact of approximately $1.15 million in Rome and Floyd County, according to the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Governor Nathan Deal announced late last week that the state of Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of November came in at $1.35 billion, an increase of $88 million or 7 percent as compared to November 2010. Through five months of Fiscal Year 2012, net revenue collections totaled $6.7 billion year-to-date, an increase of $427.5 million or 6.8 percent compared to year-to-date November FY 2011.