The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week Georgia has the second-highest jobless rate in the nation, at 7.8 percent.
Among other highlights in the ARC report:
• Metro Atlanta added about 52,700 people between April 1, 2013, and April 1, 2014.
• Gwinnett County saw the biggest gain in residents, 1.9 percent, or 11,900 in that 1-year period.
• Fulton County, including the city of Atlanta, added the most residents, 12,700, an increase of 1.3 percent for the area’s largest county.