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Metro Albany’s unemployment rate rises to 8.8 percent in October

By   /  November 28, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany’s unemployment rate increased to 8.8 percent in October, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.5 percent in September. The rate was 9.3 percent in October a year ago. Because of the federal government shutdown, no states were [...]

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Initial unemployment insurance claims down slightly in Georgia

By   /  October 17, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that 34,293 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in September, down by 1,210, or 3.4 percent, from August when 35,503 claims were filed. The last time initial claims were below this level was in September 2007, when [...]

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Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 8.7 percent in August

By   /  September 19, 2013  /  News, Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.7 percent in August, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.8 percent in July. The rate was three-tenths of a percentage point lower than 9.0 percent in August a year ago. The [...]

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Metro Albany’s unemployment rate declines to 9.8 percent in July

By   /  August 22, 2013  /  News, Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany’s unemployment rate decreased to 9.8 percent in July, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 10.2 percent in June. The rate was 10.1 percent in July a year ago. The rate declined because 997 more residents became employed, [...]

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Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 8.6 percent in June

By   /  July 18, 2013  /  Business, Government, News  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.6 percent in June. The rate was up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in May, but it was down five-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in June a year ago.

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Southwest Georgia’s jobless rate declines to 9.0 percent in September, Albany’s at 9.4 percent

By   /  October 25, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia area declined to 9.0 percent in September, down four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.4 percent in August. The rate was 10 percent in September 2011.

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Metro Albany’s jobless rate rises to 10.5 percent in July

By   /  August 23, 2012  /  Government  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports Atlanta, Ga.  – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Albany rose to 10.5 percent in July, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 10.3 percent in June. The rate was 10.9 percent in July 2011. The rate increased because the labor grew by 90 [...]

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Unemployment drops to 10.4 percent for October

By   /  November 30, 2011  /  Opinion, Tom Knighton  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Local officials silent about long term improvement   Last week, the Georgia Department of Labor released the latest unemployment statistics for the Albany area, which was at 10.4 percent.  That was a drop of .4 percent over September, which the Department of Labor attributed to fewer layoffs than expected. The unemployment rate last October [...]

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Georgia Department of Labor prepared to respond to possible shutdown of federal government

By   /  April 8, 2011  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is prepared to continue all services to Georgians in the event of a shutdown of the federal government. “We are working closely with the U.S Department of Labor and have taken the steps necessary to ensure that recipients [...]

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