Tue., March 26, 2013 9:03am
The Georgia business lobby won another victory Monday as the Senate approved a change on paycheck deductions for union dues and limited unemployment benefits for certain temporary workers.
Thu., March 21, 2013 8:31am
Georgia's seasonally adjusted jobless rate for February was the lowest since January 2009, down to 8.6 percent from 8.7 percent in January. The Georgia Department of Labor announced the February numbers early Thursday.
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.
Thu., September 27, 2012 7:47am
Fewer layoffs and a shrinking labor force pushed unemployment down in all of Georgia’s metropolitan areas last month. Meanwhile, the statewide unemployment rate held steady in August.
Mon., September 3, 2012 5:30am
The city has lost more jobs per capita in the past year than any other in the U.S.
Fri., August 17, 2012 7:35am
Georgia’s underemployment rate for the 12 months ending in June was 16.4 percent. These are people who want more work but cannot find it. Brandon Smith talks about whether it’s better to be underemployed and getting something on your resume or unemployed and focusing all your efforts on the job search.
Thu., August 16, 2012 7:48am
Georgia's jobless rate rose to 9.3 percent in July, which is up from 9 percent in June. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said a main reason for the increase is a large number of temporary layoffs in manufacturing.
Thu., June 21, 2012 10:00am
The unemployment rate in metro areas around Georgia rose or remain unchanged in May, mirroring a slight increase in the state’s overall jobless figure.
Thu., June 14, 2012 3:48pm
Georgia is now first among states in foreclosures. The online service RealtyTrac says, the state leaped into the top spot in May with about one-in-six-hundred homes in foreclosure. Atlanta is second among metro areas only to Riverside, California. Tom Merkel of the non-profit housing consultancy The Impact Group says, the data comes as banks step up efforts this year to collect on unpaid mortgages.
Thu., June 14, 2012 7:44am
Georgia’s unemployment rate stayed the same between April and May, holding at 8.9 percent. Labor officials said it’s the first time in 10 months the rate has not fallen.