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Augusta metro loses 2,000 jobs in June

...really good news is that Georgia employers have created 81,100 jobs since last June," said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, "which is the largest June-to-June job growth since 2006."In June there were 1,689 initial claims for unemployment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-17/augusta-metro-loses-2000-j
Georgia jobless rate remains unchanged at 7 percent

...employers created 41,300 new jobs, which is the largest March to April increase since 2005," state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a statement. "And, to make things even better, more jobseekers are entering the labor force and getting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-15/georgia-jobless-rate-remai
Masters delivers job boost to Augusta metro in April

...created 41,300 new jobs, which is the largest March to April increase since 2005," said state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.The number of jobs in Georgia increased to 4.1 million in April, up 1 percent from March. Like Augusta, most...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-15/masters-delivers-job-boost
Columbia County sample ballot

...DawesAllen Bowles FortNancy T. JesterT. Fitz JohnsonKira G. WillisRichard L. Woods For Commissioner Of LaborJ. Mark Butler * For Public Service Commissioner(To Succeed H. Doug Everett)Herman D. "Doug" Everett * For Public Service Commissioner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-05-17/columbia-count
Richmond County sample ballot

...DawesAllen Bowles FortNancy T. JesterT. Fitz JohnsonKira G. WillisRichard L. Woods For Commissioner Of LaborJ. Mark Butler *For Public Service Commissioner(To Succeed H. Doug Everett)Herman D. "Doug" Everett * For Public Service Commissioner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-05-17/richmond-count
Georgia's jobless rate declines to 7.3 percent

...morning. It is down from 7.4 percent in December and 8.6 percent in January a year ago.State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says the rate fell because nearly 16,000 more Georgians were employed. Also, the number of new layoffs for January...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-06/georgias-jobless-rate-decl
State report: Augusta gained 700 jobs in March

...next week."This is the ninth month in a row that Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped," Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a statement. "It's down because we continue to see employers creating more jobs and laying off fewer workers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-17/state-report-augusta-gaine
Fired Richmond County deputy appealing denial of unemployment payments

...the petition for judicial review in Richmond County Superior Court, naming Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler as the defendant.According to the petition, McDuffie was approved for compensation by a department claims examiner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-12-20/fired-richmond-county-
Ga. unemployment rate 8.1 percent in October

...percent in September, and has dropped from 8.8 percent in October of 2012, officials said.Department Commissioner Mark Butler said he's encouraged by the rate."We've seen Georgia gain almost 30,000 jobs over the last two months. And...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-21/ga-unemployment-rate-81-pe
Business news

...gusta economy last month.Georgia had 90,000 more jobs in December than it did a year ago, State Labor Com missioner Mark Butler said. Seasonal hiring helped fuel that growth, he said.With some smaller additions in transportation and business...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-23/business-news