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Houston County jobless rate reaches 6.1 percent

Houston County jobless rate reaches 6.1 percent

Unemployment in Central Georgia has decline again since March.

According to a release, the Central Georgia area's jobless rate fell to 7 percent in April, down from March's 7.3 percent.

Houston County's unemployment rate reached 6.1 percent. Houston County is one of 97 counties in the state with a jobless rate below eight percent.

A year ago in April 2013, Central Georgia's regional jobless rate reached 8.3 percent.

Base closures for Memorial Day weekend

Base closures for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend Closures

78th MDG
The 78th Medical Group will be closed in all areas during the upcoming four-day Memorial Day weekend

Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Few civilians at Robins to be extended with latest VERA/VSIP offers

Few civilians at Robins to be extended with latest VERA/VSIP offers

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- While the Air Force recently announced it's using another round of VERA/VSIP (Voluntary Early Retirement Authority/Voluntary Separation Incentive Program) offerings to rebalance and reduce the size of the operation and maintenance- funded civilian workforce, those offerings are not expected to be extended to most employees here. 

The majority of civilian employees at Robins (9,985 of 12,970) fall under the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC). Offers are expected to be extended to a minimal number of employees throughout the entire AFSC organization nationwide. 

AFSC officials say they're basing that estimate on a number of factors associated with ongoing Air Force workforce shaping efforts. They add that employees affected by these workforce shaping efforts will be contacted directly by their supervisor or a representative of the local Civilian Personnel Office.

Night-vision contact lenses could be in your future

Night-vision contact lenses could be in your future

By Patricia Kime, Air Force Times

Night-vision goggle technology has become more effective, streamlined and nimble in the past 10 years. But what if you could ditch that bulky headgear and pop in a pair of night-vision contact lenses?

Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Houston County unemployment rate hits 6.5 percent

Houston County unemployment rate hits 6.5 percent

Houston County's unemployment rate hit 6.5 percent in January, below Central Georgia's regional average of 7.7 percent and Bibb County's eight percent.

In January 2013, one year ago, the unemployment rate was 9.3 percent in Central Georgia, according to a release.

Central Georgia's regional unemployment estimation from the Georgia Department of Labor includes Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Pulaski, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties.