Fri., October 18, 2013 8:00am
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says the state has made significant progress repaying the federal government for loans that covered unemployment benefits in recent years. After the beginning of the recession, Georgia went more than $721 million into debt to the federal government to cover the cost of unemployment benefits.
Thu., September 19, 2013 3:00am
Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 8.7 percent. The Georgia Department of Labor early Thursday morning announced the new figure, which is the seasonally adjusted jobless rate for August. It is down from 8.8 percent in July.
Thu., August 15, 2013 4:48am
State labor officials say Georgia's jobless rate has risen to 8.8 percent. The Georgia Department of Labor released July's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate early Thursday. It is up from last month's 8.5 percent rate, but still lower than the 9.1 percent from July a year ago.
Thu., June 20, 2013 6:00am
Georgia labor officials say the state's unemployment rate increased to 8.3 percent in May. The Georgia Department of Labor announced the seasonally adjusted rate early Thursday, saying it was up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.2 percent in April.
Thu., May 23, 2013 7:00am
State officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate has declined to 7.6 percent in April. Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday the number of jobs in metro Atlanta increased by about 13,000 last month. The rate was an improvement over the 7.9 percent posted in March and the 8.5 percent for April 2012.
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., December 20, 2012 6:00am
State labor officials said Thursday morning that Georgia's seasonally adjusted jobless rate declined to 8.5 percent in November. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that is the lowest state unemployment rate in nearly four years, since it was 8.5 percent in January 2009.