Georgia 1st Time Unemployment Claims Grows

From the Atlanta Business Chronicle:

The Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday the number of laid-off workers who filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits rose 21.3 percent in April.

Of course, the article doesn’t mention that per Georgia DOL statistics, our unemployment rate is still only 5.3%, or .1% higher than the national average. That kind of employment level is still bordering on full employment.

One comment

  1. Dave Bearse says:

    I’ve worked in the same Norcross building as the GA Department of Labor unemployment office for a couple of years now. There’s typically a little crowd Monday mornings, but it’s never been so crowded as every day this week. The ~500 space parking (a couple hundred spaces are reserved for other building tenants) has been so crowded that more than a dozen vehicles double park, with a couple dozen others driving around waiting for a space. Gwinnett employment has definitely of very late gone south.

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