Thu., October 18, 2012 9:45am
Georgia’s unemployment rate fell back to 9 percent in September, a drop of two-tenths of a point as the fewest number of Georgians filed new unemployment insurance claims since September 2007.
Wed., September 7, 2011 3:30pm
State officials said Wednesday that the Lowe’s retail chain will open a distribution center in Rome that will employ 600 people. But it’ll do little to help 350,000 Georgians who have given up looking for full-time work.
Thu., June 16, 2011 8:04am
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stayed at 9.8 percent last month, and there was a slight increase in payroll jobs.
Mon., April 18, 2011 12:41pm
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says includes the words "encouraging" and "economy improving" in his comments Monday concerning the latest Georgia unemployment report. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 10.0 percent in March, down two tenths of a point from February's 10.2.
Fri., April 15, 2011 7:21am
Unemployment benefits were extended for some Georgians in the final days of the legislative session.
Fri., April 15, 2011 12:38am
State lawmakers at the 11th hour agreed to a small change to state unemployment law. It will allow 22,000 Georgians to receive an additional 20 weeks of unemployment benefits.
Thu., March 3, 2011 10:05am
Georgia’s unemployment rate remains at an all-time high. January's 10.4 percent mark is equal to December, and includes even more people added to the state "long term" jobless rolls.
Thu., February 17, 2011 8:56am
Laid-off workers filing for unemployment benefits rose by more than 18 percent in January over the month before. 89,659 laid-off workers filed initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits in January, an increase of 14,024, or 18.5 percent, from 75,635 in December. But, there was a decline of 5,605, or 5.9 percent, from 95,264 claims filed in January 2010.
Wed., December 22, 2010 3:40pm
No metro area in the state was spared the pain of further job losses from October to November. Nearly all major metro areas had spikes in unemployment percentages of at least a half-percentage point—or more.
Thu., September 16, 2010 2:35pm
“Stagnant” is the word Georgia’s top labor official used Thursday to describe the state’s job market. The jobless rate stands at 10 percent – the same as a year ago. To stimulate hiring, the state will expand its job training program. Critics say the program is free labor for employers because trainees aren’t paid.