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Georgia Unemployment

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate David Perdue: 'Don't Worry About That Unemployment Number' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The state of the economy in Georgia has been a hot topic in the 2014 elections there, with Democrats pointing out that under the GOP gov...

Arthur Delaney

Georgia Drug-Testing Scheme Nabs Just One Person | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

For the past year, the Georgia Department of Labor has encouraged Georgia businesses to alert the agency if a job applicant fails a drug test, so tha...

Arthur Delaney

Report: Tax Cuts Led To Unemployment Insurance Cuts | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In March, the commissioner of Georgia's Department of Labor, Mark Butler, explained how the state's unemployment insurance trust fund ha...

Arthur Delaney

Georgia Unemployment Based On Shoddy Data | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

Florida might be a bad influence on Georgia. For the second time in a year, Republicans in the Georgia General Assembly have imitated their neighbo...

Arthur Delaney

'The Witch Hunt Continues' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Georgia businesses have complained recently that they have had trouble finding workers who can pass drug tests. But since February, when the Georgia D...

Should States Require The Unemployed To Volunteer For Benefits?

Posted 12.12.2011 | Impact

After 51 consecutive months of surpassing the national unemployment rate, Georgia is considering putting its jobless to work, for free. Senator Jo...