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Georgia jobless rate drops to 7.2 percent

...November.State officials say the new rate represents what they call a significant drop.State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said it's the largest monthly rate decline seen in Georgia since 1976.Georgia's unemployment rate remains above...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-18/georgia-jobless-rate-drops
Business news

...Labor Department said. It is the largest monthly rate decline seen in Georgia since 1976, state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said.Despite the decline, Georgia's unemployment rate is still higher than the national rate, which remained unchanged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-18/business-news
Georgia communities tout veterans in workforce sales pitch

...could be close enough to Fort Benning to attract veterans and their spouses, according to Clark.Labor Commissioner Mark Butler likes to quote a colonel who told him, "The military is a soft-skills factory. If you show up on time in the military...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-26/georgia-communities-tout-vet
Georgia jobless rate declines

...percent in September. It's also slightly below the 7.8 percent rate from a year ago.Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the rate declined as the state saw "extremely strong" job growth in October.Georgia's jobless rate remains...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-20/georgia-jobless-rate-decline
Columbia County sample ballot

...T. "Ted" Metz-L STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTRichard L. Woods-RValarie D. Wilson-D COMMISSIONER OF LABORJ. Mark Butler-R*Robbin K. Shipp-D PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONER(To succeed H. Doug Everett)Herman D. "Doug" Everett-R...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-12/columbia-count
Local job seekers say work hard to come by

...the 2.8 percent in the lowest-ranked state, North Dakota.During a phone interview, Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler first questioned the accuracy of the unemployment rate data, which is compiled by a monthly survey of 1,400 households...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-11-01/local-job-s
McDuffie County sample ballot

...T. "Ted" Metz-L State School SuperintendentRichard L. Woods-RValarie D. Wilson-D Commissioner Of LaborJ. Mark Butler-R*Robbin K. Shipp-D Public Service Commissioner (To succeed H. Doug Everett)Herman D. "Doug" Everett-R...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-24/mcduffie-county-sample-b
Richmond County sample ballot

...T. "Ted" Metz-L STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTRichard L. Woods-RValarie D. Wilson-D COMMISSIONER OF LABORJ. Mark Butler-R*Robbin K. Shipp-D PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONER(To succeed H. Doug Everett)Herman D. "Doug" Everett-R...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-12/richmond-count
Employer summit addresses workplace challenges

...giving it to everybody," Kelly said of the benefits allocated by the state labor department.State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler spoke to the crowd about changes made to the department, such as developing programs to prepare Georgia residents for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-09-30/employer-su
Keep Butler on the job

Mark Butler noticed something important shortly after he became the state's labor commissioner in 2011.Speaking to other Department of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-30/keep-butler-job