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Forecast: Stock market rollercoaster won't dampen Augusta economy

...and construction's 220 in the first half of the year.The forecast is welcome news on a day when the Georgia Department of Labor announced that the July unemployment rate in metro Augusta rose from 6.8 percent to 7.1 percent in the previous...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-27/forecast-stock-market-roll
Georgia unemployment at a 7-year low

...down to 6 percent, its lowest mark in more than seven years but still above the national average. The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday announced the new seasonally adjusted figure for July. It is down from 6.1 percent in June and 7...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-20/ga-unemployment-7-year-low
Augusta metro area loses 500 jobs in July

...seven-county Augusta metro area had a net loss of 500 jobs in July, according to data released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor.The metro area lost 800 jobs in government, along with 100 jobs each in retail, transportation, and professional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-20/augusta-metro-area-loses-5
Push for higher minimum wage ignites worry about enforcement

...paid less than the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour.Other studies put the number higher. A report by the Department of Labor in December estimated that in New York and California alone, there are 560,000 violations of the law every week...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-10/push-higher-minimum-wage-i
Augusta Tech offers new health programs to keep pace with medical industry

...promoting economic development and meeting the state's growing employment needs.According to a report by the Georgia Department of Labor, health care and social assistance is projected to have the highest rate of employment growth in the state by 2020...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-08-06/augusta-tech-offers-new-h
SRS contractor to pay $234,895 in wage discrimination settlement

A U.S. Department of Labor audit found that Savannah River Nuclear Solutions allegedly underpaid more than 70 female and black workers from 2009 to 2010...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-08-12/srs-contrac
Lawmakers claims construction tax fraud

...movie-production companies are tax frauds and insists that the Department of Labor needs more inspectors to police worker misclassification...problem could be one of lax enforcement. When a Department of Labor attorney guessed there were more than 50 auditors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-27/lawmakers-claims-construct
Augusta-area jobs decline in June

...of school job losses drove down the number of jobs in the Augusta metro area in June, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.The education and health services job sector, which includes teachers and aides, declined by 1,400 jobs in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-16/augusta-area-jobs-decline-
Georgia's jobless rate down slightly to 6.1 percent in June

...state's unemployment rate dipped slightly to 6.1 percent in June, down from 6.3 percent in May.The Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday unemployment is at its lowest rate in seven years. The seasonally-adjusted jobless rate was 7...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-16/georgias-jobless-rate-down
Augusta area employers voice concern about federal overtime proposal

...employees and is expected to guarantee overtime pay for about 4.7 million workers, the release said.The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the proposed overtime changes would affect 160,000 workers in Georgia and 70,000 employees in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-07-06/augusta-are