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.
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 far the agency has gotten no complaints.
Fri., June 1, 2012 5:45pm
Reports on the latest unemployment rate in Georgia and across the nation come every month. Behind those stories lies another: being unemployed can be traumatic and cause a degree of psychological injury. Brandon Smith describes that trauma and how to handle it.
Thu., May 24, 2012 8:18am
The Athens and Gainesville metro areas have the lowest unemployment rates in Georgia, according to new numbers released Thursday by the state Labor Department.
Thu., May 17, 2012 3:06pm
A new analysis by credit counseling group CredAbility found Georgians are still struggling with high unemployment and low home values, and only people in Nevada feel more stretched financially than we do.
Thu., April 26, 2012 12:34pm
State labor officials say the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Atlanta dropped to 8.7 percent in March. The new jobless rate was announced early Thursday morning by the Georgia Department of Labor. Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate is down from a year ago, when it was 9.6 percent
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 rate is dropping. And some of those workers are also losing hope they will find a job.
Mon., April 16, 2012 3:00am
With the economy slowly reviving, federal funding to retrain the unemployed is back to pre-recession levels. Georgia workforce development officers say, they counted on federal stimulus funds to double their worker training programs.
Tue., April 3, 2012 1:53pm
Kennesaw State University’s monthly index on Georgia manufacturing activity fell slightly in March after two blockbuster months of growth. Intuit Payroll’s latest index shows another month of slight increases in the state’s small business employment. And unemployment keeps inching down. Economists say it all indicates a recovery. Just a slow one.
Fri., March 16, 2012 4:08pm
The latest numbers from the Labor Department show the unemployment rate went up in most parts of Georgia in January. But there is a silver lining with a glimmer of job growth in certain industries.