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Augusta area unemployment dropped in April

...metro Augusta unemployment rate.The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the metro's unemployment rate was 6...services, retail trade, and professional and business services. Labor department data said there were 244,732 people with jobs in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-28/augusta-area-unemployment-
Unemployment rates fell in 23 US states in April

...Unemployment rates fell in 23 U.S. states in April as hiring rebounded nationwide from weak job gains the previous month.The Labor Department said Wednesday that 11 states reported a higher unemployment rate than in March, while 16 states saw no change...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-27/unemployment-rates-fell-23
Savannah River Site | The Augusta Chronicle

...the site's aging reactors slowed and eventually stopped as they were mothballed. The business of bombs at SRS turned to the labor of cleanup during the 1990s, and the work force went from about 25,000 to about 13,000. Today's SRS advocates say...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/organizations/businesses/savannah-river-site
Southern franchises find success in hockey

...already doing really well," said Brandon Walker, hockey operations manager for the Nashville Predators.The region often labors in the shadows of the Bostons, Chicagos and, of course, Canada.But its success has been building for some time.The Washington...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-05-15/southern-franchises-find-s
Media CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid executives

...worker's wage, compared with 257 times the year before, according to AP calculations using earnings statistics from The Labor Department. That gap was still much wider than six years before, during the recession, when executives earned 181 times the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-26/media-ceos-dominate-ranks-
Augusta VA calls for volunteers to aid vets

...local engagement and attract those interested in supporting veterans. VA has also established the following goals to achieve by Labor Day:? Engaging with 1,000 volunteers to support care and benefits programs and local events. ? Expanding agreements...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-26/augusta-va-calls-volunteers-
Savannah schools may curb homework

...offer students enough of an academic challenge, he said, and one student may knock out an assignment in minutes while another labors over the same amount of work for hours. "How is the policy going to work practically? Should we be micromanaging at that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-04-20/savannah-schools-may-curb
Rental housing costs more in San Francisco, New York and Washington, but renters see benefits

...estate data firm Zillow said Thursday. That's nearly double the 2.1 percent annual increase in hourly wages tracked by the Labor Department.Many renters aspire to own a home. But 70 percent of tenants who dealt with a rent hike in the past two years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-25/rental-housing-costs-more-
Hail Barrett

...made to happen, by the steady hand and upright acts of good people. A great city is the accumulation of such people and their labors. Hale Barrett helped make this a great city.Every life has value. The best lives add value to those around them. He was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-05-31/hail-barrett
Park Service now looks at Civil War Reconstruction sites

...backlash from white southerners dealing with the Confederate defeat and coping with the end of the South's system of slave labor. The National Park Service is undertaking what it calls a national historic landmark theme study. It plans to identify nationally...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-25/park-service-now-looks-civil