Georgia Department of Labor


GA Unemployment Rate:  Download this pdf file. 3.1%

US Unemployment Rate: 3.4%

UI Initial Claims: Download this pdf file. 42,178

Federal Minimum Wage: $7.25

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Georgia Enters the New Year with All-Time High Job Numbers and A Steady Unemployment Rate

Georgia Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson announced today that Georgia's January unemployment rate was 3.1 percent, unchanged from a revised 3.1 percent in December. Job numbers reached another all-time high, increasing by almost 17,000 from December. Georgia's unemployment rate was three-tenths of a percent lower than the national January 2023 unemployment rate of 3.4 percent. Every year, the data used to calculate each state's unemployment rate is reviewed and re-estimated to ensure more accurate estimates nationwide. January data is released in March.