Lesson 1: Gov. Nathan Deal is the expert when it comes to creating jobs.
Overall, Georgia’s unemployment rate is not that impressive when you compare us to other states. Last August and September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we ranked dead last, with the highest jobless rate among all 50 states.
That ranking did improve a little in subsequent months, but as of March Georgia was still ranked by the BLS in the bottom quarter of states for its unemployment rate, coming in at 39th place.