Metro Augusta unemployment declines to 7.3 percent for September

Metro Augusta's unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in September, down from 8 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.The labor department cited more jobs and fewer layoffs for the percentage decline.The...

Georgia jobless rate improves

...say Georgia's jobless rate has dropped to 7.9 percent.That's down from 8.1 percent in August.The Georgia Department of Labor announced the new seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September early Thursday morning.State Labor Commissioner...

Augusta gains 200 jobs in September

The number of jobs in the Augusta metro area went up in September, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday.In its monthly survey of employers, the labor department said there were 222,600 jobs in the metro area...

Employer summit addresses workplace challenges

A business and employer summit held Tuesday by the Georgia Department of Labor was attended by about 40 staffing and human resources personnel.

Holiday hiring in full swing

...Though it's too early to predict how many seasonal hires will be made this year on a local level, the Georgia Department of Labor provided figures on jobs added to "holiday industries" across metro Augusta from October to December over...

Huntsman starts to hire for Augusta plant

Huntsman is beginning to hire.The Georgia Department of Labor said Wednesday that it will help Huntsman Pigments recruit about 100 workers for its new manufacturing facility under construction...

Augusta unemployment unchanged at 8 percent

Metro Augusta's unemployment rate stayed at 8 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.The rate was 8.3 percent in August a year ago.Although the rate remained unchanged, the number of jobs...

Georgia Department of Labor reports net gain of 600 jobs in August

The Augusta metro area showed a net gain of 600 jobs in August, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.The Labor Department reported Thursday that there were 221,700 jobs in the six-county Augusta area. Gains were seen in health...

Augusta metro jobless rate rises to 8 percent

Metro Augusta's unemployment rate increased to 8 percent in July, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.The rate in June was 7.4 percent. The rate was 8.8 percent in July a year ago.Like June, the rate...

Georgia jobless rate worsens

ATLANTA - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has risen to 7.8 percent. The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday announced the new jobless figure, which is up from 7.4 percent in June. State Labor Commissioner...