Back Pay for Furlough Federal Employees

President Trump signed legislation ending the partial shutdown of the federal government and awarded back pay of wages for the furlough period. Federal employees were allowed to return to work effective Saturday, January 26, 2019.

Federal Employees Furlough Information

This is official notice of the partial federal government shutdown as of December 22, 2018.

2019 Employer Tax Rates Now Available

The 2019 Annual UI Tax Rate Notices are now available on the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) Employer Portal.

Employer Unemployment Insurance News

View important news regarding Unemployment Insurance (UI), including:

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Workers in seven Georgia counties affected by Hurricane Michael have until Nov.

Minors in Entertainment Portal

The Department's new registration system is now available to employers and minors in the entertainment industry. All such employers and minors must complete registration in order to comply with state law and regulations. 

Hurricane Michael Disaster

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Michael and have staff and other mobile resources on standby to address the needs of impacted dislocated workers and employers.  For more information please call GDOL Disaster Response at 1-844-283-0997 (option

Rapid Response

Access information about the GDOL services that provide immediate outplacement and transitional assistance to businesses and workers affected by company closings and large layoffs.


The Georgia Department of Labor offers an ACH-Credit payment option to bulk filers, such as payroll service providers (PSPs), CPA firms paying for multiple clients, and/or corporate employers paying for multiple DOL accounts.

Employer Portal

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) Employer Portal is now available!  The portal provides self-service options with a single sign-on for Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax related services and limited services for UI benefit