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GA Unemployment Rate:
US Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
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Federal Minimum Wage: $7.25
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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.