Georgia’s unemployment rate drops to historic low

Release: Governor Brian P. Kemp applauded Georgia's unemployment rate dropping for the seventeenth straight month to 3.2% for September, an all-time low. Additionally, the number of employed Georgians rose above 5 million for the first…

Georgia wins NASCIO State IT Recognition Award for…

Release: A Georgia project aimed at preventing unauthorized access to unemployment insurance has earned a first-place award from the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO). The Georgia Department of Labor's (DOL) identity verification project was…

Warner Robins’ unemployment rate ties all-time record

Release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Warner Robins’ August rate tied the all-time lowest unemployment rate set last month.  "Although we are seeing fewer unemployed individuals now than before the pandemic started,…

Kemp: New economic development role to empower small…

Release: As part of the State of Georgia’s recognition of National Small Business Week 2021, Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced a new position in state government to support and empower Georgia’s small business community.…

GDOL processes more than 5 million UI claims…

Release: Since week ending March 21, 2020, 5,011,446 regular UI initial claims have been processed, breaking the 5 million plateau, and totaling more than the ten years prior to the pandemic combined (4.8 million). Last…

Arglass will Host a Hiring Event in Valdosta

VALDOSTA— Arglass, a glass container manufacturing plant coming to Valdosta, will host a hiring event Saturday, February 1, 2020. The event will take place from 8 AM until 4 PM at the Georgia Department of…

GDOL Posts Record Breaking Employment Rate

Originally Released by Georgia Department of Labor State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia’s unemployment rate hit a historic low in November even as the state set records for employment, jobs and work…

Southern Georgia labor force up for the summer

Georgia Department of Labor Press Release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Southern Georgia region’s labor force jumped in June as summer job seekers hit the market. With the labor force growing…