Georgia’s unemployment rate remained flat at 3% last month, Bruce Thompson, the state’s new commissioner of labor, reported Thursday.
It's still a worker's job market, with 11.3 million open jobs at the end of May, according to new data from the Labor Department.
The International Labour Organization says employment losses could increase to seven million if hostilities continue, but that rapid recovery would be possible if fighting were to stop immediately.
Employers hired more than 1.8 million workers in June and July. But millions of others are still on the sidelines. That's leading to long wait times and is forcing some businesses to turn down orders.
People are leaving their jobs in search of more money, more flexibility and more happiness. A record 4 million workers quit just in April.
Labor advocates and state lawmakers in Georgia called on Gov. Brian Kemp Wednesday to reverse his decision to end expanded federal unemployment benefits next month, saying the move would hurt low-wage workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Millions of women have left the workforce during the pandemic as schools stopped in-person learning. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh says the recovery hinges on women returning to work.
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