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GA Unemployment Rate:  Download this pdf file. 3.5%

US Unemployment Rate: 5.3%

UI Initial Claims: Download this pdf file. 47,872

Federal Minimum Wage: $7.25

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Unemployment Rate Drops Again While Unemployed Georgians Decrease to Pre-Pandemic Level

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.

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