The unemployment rate in Metro Macon for December was 6.8 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 6.9 in November.
While the rate fell slightly, the number of jobs in Metro Macon declined by about 100 jobs to 100,900 compared to 101,000 in November, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Labor.
Most of the job loss came in professional and business services, along with the goods-producing sector including manufacturing and construction, the news release states.
There was an over-the-year gain of 1,200 jobs, or 1.2 percent from December 2013 to December 2014.
Most of the growth came in professional and business services, education and health services and hospitality and financial services.
There was an increase in new claims for unemployment insurance from November (663) to December (674).