Thu., May 16, 2013 5:00am
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 5:29am
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.
Mon., March 4, 2013 2:46pm
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 6:00am
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.
Fri., September 7, 2012 4:00am
Georgia’s labor commissioner is refusing to restart jobless benefits to seasonally unemployed teachers and bus drivers, setting up a showdown between state and federal officials. The U.S. Labor Department said last month that Georgia was violating employment law by denying the benefits.