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 one-month increase ever recorded in the state, Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said.
A year ago, in April, the rate was 3.6 percent.
[…] During the recovery period from the Great Recession, Georgia saw an average of 3,000 jobs lost a month between June 2009 and September 2011. It was among the worst in the nation, according to a 2012 policy report by the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute.