Sat., June 2, 2012 8:53am
Georgia's Labor Department is asking employers and others to turn in people collecting unemployment benefits who fail drug screenings, but so far the agency has gotten no complaints.
Thu., May 24, 2012 8:18am
The Athens and Gainesville metro areas have the lowest unemployment rates in Georgia, according to new numbers released Thursday by the state Labor Department.
Fri., May 18, 2012 4:40pm
Some public school workers employed by private companies say, they got a nasty surprise a few weeks ago. State labor officials last year proposed eliminating a policy that allowed such workers to collect jobless benefits over the summer. The workers say, they didn't find out about the change until recently. Union officials say, the workers now face months without income.
Tue., May 1, 2012 5:30am
Workers will still file unemployment claims as they have been. But with a new electronic system, the labor department will send an email to registered businesses when a worker files an unemployment claim. Then, companies can log in to a website to contest claims or explain why they let workers go.
Fri., April 13, 2012 6:40am
The Department of Labor is shuttering seven of its career centers in a move to cut costs. No employees are losing their jobs as a result of the closings, which are effective July 1.
Fri., December 2, 2011 6:23pm
While the national unemployment rate improves, Georgia leads the nation in job losses. The US Labor Department says the national jobless rate declined to its lowest level in two-and-a-half years. The Labor Statistics Bureau, however, says Georgia is the only state in the nation with a statistically significant year-over-year job decline.
Thu., October 20, 2011 11:03am
State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has risen to 10.3 percent, the highest level since January. The Georgia Department of Labor said the seasonally adjusted jobless rate for September was up one-tenth of a percentage point from 10.2 percent the previous month.
Wed., August 3, 2011 7:56am
Georgia is getting a federal labor grant of $3.75 million to help hundreds of workers affected by the closure of the Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital in Rome. State labor officials say the federal cash comes from National Emergency Grant funding to provide training and support services to about 750 affected workers.
Thu., July 28, 2011 8:40am
The Georgia Department of Labor reports that metro unemployment rates rose throughout the state in June. The figures are not seasonally adjusted, and Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that layoffs among non-contract school employees and the addition of students to the labor force drove unemployment figures higher.
Thu., May 19, 2011 6:55am
For the first time in nearly 2 years, Georgia’s unemployment rate has fallen below double-digits. The 9.9 percent mark for April is down one-tenth of a point from the 10 percent in March.