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GA Unemployment Rate:  Download this pdf file. 4.5%

US Unemployment Rate: 6.0%

UI Initial Claims: Download this pdf file. 143,410

Federal Minimum Wage: $7.25

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GA Issues Payments to More than 99% of Eligible Claimants

According to a Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) April 2021 report, 99.4% of all eligible claimants with a benefit year beginning in March 2020 until present day that have requested a payment have received a payment. For March 2021, Georgia ranked first in the Southeast region in timeliness for all first payments for UI claims in seven and 14 days while ranking second for 21 days. When compared to the top ten states by population, Georgia leads the nation for timely first payments in seven days, placed second for 21 days, and was a close third for 14 days. Georgia outpaced the national average in issuing payments within seven days by 20 percent paying 63% of claims compared to the national average of 43%.

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