The state unemployment rate rose by less than half a percent in July to 9.93 percent.
It was lower in June when it sat at 9 percent but July 2012 is slightly lower than 2011 when it sat at 10 percent.
The Georgia Department of Labor says a lot of the change was caused by temporary layoffs in the manufacturing industry. Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says most of those people have already gone back to work.
The number of long-termed unemployed, which are those without jobs for six months or longer, dropped from both June 2012 and July 2011, but they still make up 51 percent of those unemployed in Georgia.