Tag: Unemployment

State of Working Georgia in the COVID-19 Crisis

Nearly two and a half months into the nationwide crisis responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, recent economic data continue to reveal the vulnerability of our nation’s workforce and how it turns to the unemployment insurance (UI) safety net. Georgia has

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Unemployment rate in Georgia reaches all-time high

Georgia’s unemployment rate for April was the highest rate the state has ever seen, the state’s top labor official said Thursday. The unemployment rate was 11.9 percent in April, jumping 7.3 percentage points from March. The month-to-month increase also was highest

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Gov. Brian Kemp’s new rules put some jobless Georgians in bind

[…] On Monday, Gov. Brian Kemp made the controversial decision to allow some businesses to restart operations Friday, including barbershops, hair and nail salons, tattoo parlors, massage parlors, bowling alleys and fitness centers. […] Some business owners are worried that opening is still dangerous,

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1 in 5 Georgians now out of work in COVID-19 slowdown

Nearly one in five Georgia workers is now unemployed, according to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor. That’s an unemployment rate of around 18 percent to 20 percent, and it’s likely to spike even higher. About 900,000 Georgia

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State of Working Georgia Before and During COVID-19

This blog was co-authored by Senior Policy Analyst Alex Camardelle and Research Associate Ray Khalfani On March 13, 2020 the President of the United States declared a national emergency in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. To protect the public’s

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