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Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 7.4 percent in December

By   /  January 23, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.4 percent in December, down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.6 percent in November. The rate was 8.7 percent in December a year ago. The Department also notes that, Albany lost an [...]

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Being among poorest in the nation requires someone to step up

By   /  January 21, 2014  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Yet again, Albany has found itself on a list of poorest communities in the nation.  This is nothing new, of course.  I remember the last list that came out, pointing out how poor our community was then.  Of course, then Albany mayor Willie Adams argued that Albany was still a great place to live [...]

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Federal extended unemployment benefits set to end Dec. 28 for long-term jobless workers in Georgia

By   /  December 18, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the nation’s long-term unemployed workers is set to end Saturday, Dec. 28, impacting 39,559 workers in Georgia.

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Southwest Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 8.5 percent in October

By   /  November 28, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region increased to 8.5 percent in October, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in September. The rate was 9.0 percent in October a year ago. Because of the federal government shutdown, no states were [...]

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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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Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 8.1 percent in October

By   /  November 21, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.1 percent in October, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in September. The rate was seven-tenths of a percentage point lower than 8.8 percent in October a year ago. Because of the federal government [...]

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Georgia state and area unemployment rates delayed

By   /  October 24, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor, as well as all other states, will be unable to publish the preliminary state and area unemployment rates and non-farm employment data for September. The data would normally have been published on the third and fourth Thursdays of this month. But, because of the recent shutdown of [...]

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Southwest Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 8.8 percent in August

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region decreased to 8.8 percent in August, down seven-tenths of a percentage point from 9.5 percent in July. The rate was 9.4 percent in August a year ago. The rate dropped because there [...]

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Metro Albany’s unemployment rate declines to 9.1 percent in August

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany’s unemployment rate decreased to 9.1 percent in August, down seven-tenths of a percentage point from 9.8 percent in July. The rate was 9.7 percent in August a year ago. The rate dropped because there was a significant reduction [...]

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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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