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Georgia jobless rate drops below double digits in April

Georgia jobless rate drops below double digits in April

ATLANTA -- Georgia's unemployment rate declined to 9.9 percent in April.

This is down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.0 percent in March.

"Not only is this the first time in nearly two years that Georgia's unemployment rate has dipped into the single digits, but this is also the third consecutive month of job growth," said state labor commissioner Mark Butler. "This developing trend shows increasing confidence in the economy."

The last time the state's rate was below 10 percent was in June 2009, when it was 9.8 percent.

There were job increases over both the month and year. April saw the addition of 3,834,100 payroll jobs, up 30,1000 from March.

Most of the new jobs were added in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, trade, educational and health services, and construction.

The number of long-term unemployed workers continues to decline.

48 Under-Resourced, High Potential C5 Georgia Graduates Accepted to College

48 Under-Resourced, High Potential C5 Georgia Graduates Accepted to College

ATLANTA -- (submitted by C5 Georigia) Thursday evening, 48 under-resourced, high potential students graduated local five-year leadership program C5 Georgia in the Coca-Cola Company’s Goizueta Auditorium. All 48 students have been accepted to college and nine local students received scholarships endowed by GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, MeadWestvaco and C5 Georgia Alumni, among others Thursday evening.

BEST SPOTS: Atlanta Skyline Views

BEST SPOTS: Atlanta Skyline Views

ATLANTA, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of the best lookout points in the metro-area to view the Atlanta skyline.

The prominent Atlanta Skyline is marked with midrise and high-rise buildings similar to those one would find in a larger city like New York City or Los Angeles. The Bank of America Plaza formally known as the NationsBank Building is one of the most prominent buildings in the Atlanta skyline and is the 42nd tallest building in the world, is the largest building in the Western Hemisphere outside of Chicago and New York and is Georgia’s tallest building.

Other buildings included in the Atlanta Skyline are the SunTrust Plaza, One Atlantic Center, 191 Peachtree Tower, the Georgia-Pacific Tower, Westin Peachtree Plaza, Two Peachtree Building and the Promenade II.

STONE MOUNTAIN: Exclusive 11Alive deal at Park

STONE MOUNTAIN: Exclusive 11Alive deal at Park

ATLANTA -- Summer is just around the corner, and 11Alive wants to help you save on fun activities around town with your family. 

All week long, the 11Alive morning team will broadcast live from different Metro Atlanta attractions with special discounts for 11Alive viewers.

RELATED: 11Alive takes over the Georgia Aquarium
MORE: 11Alive takes over the World of Coca-Cola 

Watch 11Alive News Today between 5 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily to find out details. 

Groupon Quiznos Deal

Groupon Quiznos  Deal

Looking to save on lunch?

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DINNERS ON A DIME: Sushi Spots

DINNERS ON A DIME: Sushi Spots

BUCKHEAD, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features local sushi restaurants. Every Tuesday Where U Live chooses four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal for a price that’s economically feasible in today’s economy.

According to some, MF Sushibar is the “best sushi restaurant in the city, hands down”. Although many complain that the sushi is pricey, according to, a number of, Yelp reviewers the quality of the sushi can’t be beat in the Atlanta area. In addition to the actual sushi, restaurant goers enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant more than anything. The restaurant has a location in Buckhead and in the Old Fourth Ward. The restaurant is located at 265 Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta.

Nori Nori has, according to some, the best sushi buffet in Atlanta.

Ronald Hart Named to Barron’s 2011 “Top 100 Financial Advisors”

Ronald Hart Named to Barron’s 2011 “Top 100 Financial Advisors”

ATLANTA, GA May 17, 2011 – Morgan Stanley Smith Barney announced today that Ronald Hart, a managing director of the Hart Group in the Firm’s Atlanta office, has been named to Barron’s annual list of America’s Top 100 Financial Advisors.

The “Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of criteria. Among factors the survey takes into consideration are assets under management, revenue produced for the Firm and quality of service provided to clients. Investment performance is not an explicit criterion.

“I am extremely proud that Ron Hart is representing Morgan Stanley Smith Barney on this list,” commented Michael Outlaw, Branch Manager of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Atlanta office.