Thu., September 27, 2012 7:47am
Fewer layoffs and a shrinking labor force pushed unemployment down in all of Georgia’s metropolitan areas last month. Meanwhile, the statewide unemployment rate held steady in August.
Thu., September 20, 2012 10:05am
Georgia’s unemployment rate held steady last month at 9.2 percent, the same as July’s seasonally adjusted rate. Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the state’s labor force is growing as more people resume their job search and the number of jobs is increasing.
Thu., August 23, 2012 8:05am
A growing labor force and layoffs pushed local unemployment rates up in July across Georgia. The Rome metro area saw the largest jobless rate increase – up four-tenths of a point to 11.2 percent.
Thu., August 16, 2012 7:48am
Georgia's jobless rate rose to 9.3 percent in July, which is up from 9 percent in June. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said a main reason for the increase is a large number of temporary layoffs in manufacturing.
Thu., July 26, 2012 11:02am
Unemployment rates jumped in all of Georgia’s metro areas in June. The state Labor Department blamed the rise on a growing labor force in most areas along with layoffs.
Thu., July 19, 2012 7:43am
Georgia’s jobless rate inched upward in June, the first time it’s increased in nearly a year. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9 percent, up a tenth of a point from May.
Thu., June 21, 2012 10:00am
The unemployment rate in metro areas around Georgia rose or remain unchanged in May, mirroring a slight increase in the state’s overall jobless figure.
Thu., June 14, 2012 7:44am
Georgia’s unemployment rate stayed the same between April and May, holding at 8.9 percent. Labor officials said it’s the first time in 10 months the rate has not fallen.
Thu., May 17, 2012 8:30am
Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has fallen below 9 percent for the first time in more than three years. The jobless rate declined for the ninth consecutive month in April to 8.9 percent.
Thu., March 29, 2012 9:00am
Most of Georgia’s metro areas saw slight drops in their unemployment rates in February. Statewide, February’s unemployment rate was 9.1 percent.