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  • Sat., June 2, 2012 8:53am
    Georgia's Labor Department is asking employers and others to turn in people collecting unemployment benefits who fail drug screenings, but so...
  • Mon., May 21, 2012 5:00am
    Any Georgian who’s laid off from work after July 1 will receive fewer weeks of unemployment benefits. The change is part of a new law passed this...
  • Fri., April 20, 2012 2:13pm
    There are 15,000 Georgians who are losing extended unemployment pay this weekend. The loss of the extra benefits comes because the state’s jobless...
  • Fri., March 30, 2012 12:49am
    Georgia lawmakers voted Thursday to cut state jobless benefits. The savings would go toward re-paying $700 million borrowed from the federal...
  • Wed., March 14, 2012 3:12pm
    Georgia’s labor commissioner wants lawmakers to okay jobless benefit changes. The plan would help re-pay $700 million the state borrowed to cover...
  • Fri., February 24, 2012 4:20pm
    Georgians who lose their jobs next year could see fewer unemployment checks under a bill passed by the state Senate. Supporters say it will help re-...
  • Thu., December 29, 2011 5:00pm
    Jobless Georgians could see smaller unemployment checks next year. Cutting back benefits would be part of the state’s plan to re-pay $700 million it...
  • Thu., December 1, 2011 4:10pm
    A new bill would require unemployed Georgians to volunteer at non-profit organizations or risk losing jobless benefits. But that likely violates...
  • Fri., October 21, 2011 4:07pm
    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler is proposing cuts in some unemployment benefits next year. That would allow the state to repay a $700 million...
  • Tue., July 5, 2011 4:58pm
    Georgia is cracking down on unemployment fraud. Nationwide, it's a problem that tallies up a bill worth $17 billion annually. Federal labor...