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GA Unemployment Rate:
US Unemployment Rate: 5.3%
UI Initial Claims:
Federal Minimum Wage: $7.25
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The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that Georgia's unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.5 percent in August, now lower than the rate of 3.6 percent the state recorded in March 2020 prior to the pandemic. The unemployment rate fell as the number of unemployed, almost 182,000, fell below the pre-pandemic level of 187,000.
GDOL Career Centers are temporarily closed to the public.