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GA Unemployment Rate:
US Unemployment Rate: 6.2%
UI Initial Claims:
Federal Minimum Wage: $7.25
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Although businesses are starting to return to full capacity as more individuals receive vaccinations, many Georgians are still out of work due to the pandemic. Last year at this time, almost 400,000 individuals filed an unemployment insurance (UI) claim and those claimants are now reaching the end of their benefit year. Those who filed an individual claim and have reached the end of the 52-week period allowed for benefits will need to refile a claim to reopen his/her benefit year reporting any additional work history, including temporary, part-time, self-employment, or W-2 work.
GDOL Career Centers are temporarily closed to the public.