DUA Approved for Three Georgia Counties

Residents of Cook, Glynn, and Lowndes Counties affected by Hurricane Idalia may now be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).

WorkSource Georgia has now replaced Employ Georgia

WorkSource Georgia is now live. This new portal replaces Employ Georgia as the official online tool for enrolling in employment services, which is required for requesting unemployment benefits.

Habersham/Toccoa Career Center Updates

On July 31, 2023, all Habersham Career Center operations were relocated to Toccoa.


Kings Bay Career Center Merger

On July 14, 2023, the Kings Bay Career Center closed and merged with the Brunswick Career Center. For additional questions, please contact (877) 709-8185. When calling, follow the prompts and say "career center" to be directed to career center locations nearest you.


To better serve our claimants and prevent Unemployment Insurance fraud, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is partnering with ID.me to verify claimant identification.

The GDOL Announces New Safeguards to the Employer-Filed Partial Claims (EFC) Program

Effective June 29, 2023, the Employer-Filed Partial Claims (EFC) program was reinstated to reflect the amended Georgia Employment Security Rule. Due to increased fraud nationally, the department has incorporated more safeguards to protect taxpayers, claimants, and employers against Unemployment Insurance (UI) fraud.

Notice of Adopted Rules, June 1, 2023

Adopted rules and certification of adopted rules filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on June 1, 2023.

Kings Bay Career Center Updated Operating Hours

The Kings Bay Career Center will be open Tuesday only from 8AM - 4:30PM beginning May 30, 2023.

Commissioner Bruce Thompson Op-Ed

Remember your Why – GDOL is in the People Business

By: Georgia Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson

Training and Education Opportunities

Education and training opportunities are available for unemployed workers currently receiving Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.