January 15, 2009

Georgia unemployment claims skyrocket 174%

Filed under: FYI,US — 7macaw @ 8:06 am
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State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond is calling a 174 percent increase in December unemployment claims “stunning and sobering.”

The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday 128,625 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in December.

Most of the state initial claims were filed by laid-off workers in the manufacturing, construction, and trade industries, along with administrative and support services, including temporary employment agencies.

Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

1 Comment »

  1. we need that (eb ) extension and its not in georgia law whats the hold up?I go to the dept of labor to find work and its so packed out,,are we seriously not gonna get a (eb) extension? there are no jobs

    Comment by jesus_christ — February 22, 2009 @ 9:04 pm | Reply

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