Key Takeaways Thus far, many state and federal efforts to mitigate the health and economic effects of COVID-19 have excluded some or all immigrants. One out of every 10 Georgians is an immigrant; addressing their health and economic wellbeing is
Unemployment insurance (UI) provides compensation to workers recently laid off due to no fault of their own. Georgia is expected to see unprecedented demand for UI during the coronavirus pandemic. Estimates show the economy will shed up to 608,000 jobs
Key Takeaways: Years of disinvestment, poor public health infrastructure and systemic barriers have exposed Georgians’ vulnerability—particularly for those with low incomes and for communities of color—to this health and economic crisis. State, local and federal governments have enacted solutions to
As virus-linked actions slam the brakes on the metro Atlanta economy, the first to be hurt are the workers who are already in the most precarious positions, earning low wages and living paycheck to paycheck. Restaurants are going to “take
As of March 26, 2020, the Department of Labor has extended the Unemployment Insurance benefits duration to 26 weeks Georgia faces a critical moment to lessen current and impending financial harm for working families, especially those with low wages,
More than 3,500 job hunters stood in a line a mile long, and some continued to wait hours after the fair technically closed. This all happened amidst reports of low unemployment rates for the county and state. GBPI Senior Policy Analyst
GBPI Senior Analyst Clare Richie believes the new unemployment tax laws are unfair to unemployed Georgians. Read full article here.
Statistic from GBPI is cited in this article about the downfalls of cutting unemployment benefits. Read full article here.
It will likely be several years unil the state’s job market returns to pre-recession levels. Although the state’s unemployment rate has fallen, Georgia continues to trail behind on job creation. Download Fact Sheet. Related Materials: State of Working Georgia