Georgia Department of Labor

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GA Unemployment Rate:  Download this pdf file. 3.0%

US Unemployment Rate: 3.5%

UI Initial Claims: Download this pdf file. 27,921

Federal Minimum Wage: $7.25

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Unemployment Rate Stays the Same as GDOL Welcomes New Commissioner

On Thursday, January 12, 2023, Bruce Thompson was sworn in as Georgia's tenth Commissioner of Labor by Governor Brian Kemp. As the administrative head of the Georgia Department of Labor, the labor commissioner is responsible for overseeing Georgia's unemployment insurance program. Commissioner Thompson is eager to get to work for the people of Georgia and intends to revamp the unemployment insurance claims process, while providing high-quality, responsive, and universally accessible services that accommodate customer choice and exceed customer expectations.