9.3 percent during February, the highest since rate-keeping was standardized by the federal government in 1976.
The previous record in Georgia was a revised 8.5 percent in January.
The February jobless rate was up 3.9 percent from 5.4 percent at this same time last year.
Georgia’s unemployment rate remained above the national rate of 8.1 percent for the 16th consecutive month.
According to the Georgia Department of Labor, 445,498 unemployed Georgians are now looking for work, an increase of 69.2 percent over the year.
The number of payroll jobs in February decreased 189,800, or 4.6 percent, from February 2008.