GDOL reports over $130 Million to Georgians

Release: GDOL Issues Continued Assistance Act Payments to over 166,000 Georgians Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) issued over $130 million last week to Georgians in regular Unemployment Insurance (UI), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance…

Georgia forms a UI task force to combat…

Release: Statewide unemployment insurance task force targets fraud during COVID-19 pandemic Citizens are encouraged to report suspected fraud to authorities SAVANNAH, GA:  A new statewide, interagency task force focused on combatting unemployment insurance (UI) benefit…

Valdosta’s unemployment claims drop as jobs increase

Release: Valdosta’s Jobs Increase in September Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Valdosta saw its jobs increase in September. Additionally, Valdosta saw monthly increases in its labor force and number of employed residents…

Over $15 Billion for unemployment claimed in GA…

Release: Georgia Issues Over $15 Billion in Unemployment Benefits Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced recently that Georgians have received more than $15 billion in unemployment insurance benefits since March of…

GDOL Issues Over $1 Billion in LWA Benefits

Release: Atlanta, GA - The Georgia Department of Labor has paid almost $14.8 billion in state and federal benefits since the beginning of the pandemic in March of this year. These payments include over $1…

GA unemployment rate now beats national average

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued a statement following the Georgia Department of Labor's announcement that Georgia's unemployment rate had fallen to 5.6% in the month of August, down from 7.6% in July. The national…

Initial LWA payments scheduled to release next week

Release: GDOL Scheduled to Release First Round of LWA Payments Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced that claimants who qualify for the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program will be issued their first round…