Thu., March 22, 2012 7:03am
Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday morning the state's February seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined for the seventh consecutive month to 9.1 percent. That's the lowest rate since March 2009. It’s also a drop of 0.1 percent from January.
Thu., January 26, 2012 1:00pm
The Dalton area had the highest unemployment rate among Georgia's metro areas last month at 12.1 percent. The Athens and Warner Robins areas had the lowest rates at 7.3 percent. In metro Atlanta, the rate increased to 9.4 percent.
Thu., January 19, 2012 9:39am
Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined for the third straight month in December, falling to 9.7 percent. Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the new number is a one-tenth of a percentage point decline from a revised 9.8 percent in November.
Thu., December 22, 2011 8:57am
More detailed unemployment data from the state labor department shows the Dalton area has the highest jobless rate at 11.8 percent. Metro Athens posted the lowest unemployment rate in November at 6.9 percent.
Thu., December 15, 2011 8:57am
Georgia's unemployment rate has fallen sharply to 9.9 percent in November, the largest one-month decline in 34 years.
Fri., November 25, 2011 6:40am
The Georgia Department of Labor reported Friday the lowest unemployment rate in Georgia is in Athens with 7.5 percent; the highest is Dalton with 12.7 percent. The statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 10.2 percent, down slightly from 10.3 percent last month and from October 2010.
Thu., November 17, 2011 8:14am
State labor officials say Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.2 percent in October, down one-tenth of a percentage point from September. The state added 26,500 jobs last month.
Tue., September 6, 2011 1:56pm
Georgia's manufacturing sector is hiring but the jobless rate isn't going down. Some manufacturers are pointing to a shortage of skilled workers as one reason the state isn't reaping the benefits of an uptick in manufacturing. Some manufacturers are having to search outside the state for workers with highly techical skills.
Tue., April 5, 2011 4:28pm
Teen unemployment in Georgia is 37.3 percent and the highest in the nation, according to a 12-month analysis by the Employment Policies Institute. Meanwhile, Georgia’s overall unemployment rate was 10-point-2 percent in February.
Thu., March 10, 2011 6:09pm
Nearly three-quarters of Georgia’s 159 counties have double-digit unemployment, above the state average of 10.4 percent. But it’s a different story in middle Georgia around Warner Robins, where the 7.8 percent unemployment rate is attributed to the large number of jobs at Robins Air Force Base.