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.
Tue., December 13, 2011 2:19pm
Georgia companies are optimistic about hiring in the first months of 2012, according to the latest Manpower survey. The survey, released Tuesday, found the number of Georgia employers who plan to hire workers or keep the ones they have is holding steady, while the number who plan to cut employees is dropping.
Wed., November 30, 2011 8:00am
A University of Georgia economic forecast said Georgia is likely to start regaining jobs next year, but not enough to reduce its unemployment rate. Meanwhile, the chances of a recession next year are 45 percent.
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.
Sat., October 1, 2011 8:45am
Many of the thousands who can’t find work have had no job for months. Strangely, their long-term unemployment might actually be hurting their chances of finding new jobs, according to our career expert Brandon Smith.
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.
Fri., October 15, 2010 3:33pm
With Georgia unemployment at 10-percent and still higher than the national average, any news of an opening is going to attract a crowd. In coastal Liberty County, there's a rush of job-seekers to a metal forging facility opening soon.