Mon., June 10, 2013 5:00am
A federal audit says Georgia's Labor Department failed to have adequate systems in place to detect and recover millions of dollars in unemployment benefits improperly paid over a three-year period.
Thu., May 23, 2013 11:00am
State officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate has declined to 7.6 percent in April. Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday the number of jobs in metro Atlanta increased by about 13,000 last month. The rate was an improvement over the 7.9 percent posted in March and the 8.5 percent for April 2012.
Thu., May 16, 2013 4:33pm
State labor officials reported an 8.2% April jobless rate. That's down 0.2% from March and a full point from April of last year. The hospitality industry led the growth with a monthly gain of 10,000 jobs.
Thu., May 16, 2013 9:00am
State labor officials say Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has dropped to 8.2 percent in April. That's down from 8.4 percent in March, and 9.1 percent a year ago. Georgia employers created more than 31,000 jobs in April.
Thu., April 25, 2013 9:29am
State labor officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate dropped to 7.9 percent in March. That is down four-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in February. The Georgia Department of Labor announced the new rate early Thursday morning.
Thu., March 7, 2013 10:52am
State labor officials say Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 8.7 percent in January was unchanged from the December rate. The jobless rate was down from 9.3 percent a year ago.
Mon., March 4, 2013 7:46pm
State officials have announced extended jobless benefits for the unemployed are being reduced because of automatic budget cuts. Georgia Department of Labor Spokesman Sam Hall Monday said the U.S. Department of Labor has asked the state to reduce unemployment benefits by 10.7 percent for the week beginning March 31.
Fri., November 30, 2012 11:00am
Officials say 558 people in Georgia were impacted by the closure of Hostess Brands Inc. earlier this month. The Governor's Office of Workplace Development and the Georgia Department of Labor are asking job seekers to visit their local department of labor career center for information on unemployment insurance.
Tue., October 30, 2012 6:55am
The Georgia Department of Labor is ending paper checks this week. Starting Friday, recipients will have to choose between direct deposit into their checking accounts or a debit card with a Mastercard logo.
Thu., October 11, 2012 8:13am
The Georgia Department of Labor is teaming up with business and community leaders in two northwest Georgia counties to try to help job seekers get matched up with employers looking to fill vacant positions.