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GA Unemployment Rate:  Download this pdf file. 4.3%

US Unemployment Rate: 6.1%

UI Initial Claims: Download this pdf file. 133,403

Federal Minimum Wage: $7.25

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Georgia Reinstates Pre-Pandemic Unemployment Insurance Requirements

In accordance with the plan for reemployment and the announcement to no longer participate in the federal unemployment insurance (UI) programs enacted through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will reinstate many of the eligibility requirements waived during the recent pandemic. The last payable week for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), and Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) is week ending June 26, 2021, reinstating additional requirements on June 27 for claimants and employers.

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