Georgia's unemployment rate declines to 5.9 percent

...the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August. It's down from 6 percent in July.State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a statement that it marks the first time Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped below 6 percent since May...

Georgia unemployment at a 7-year low

...figure for July. It is down from 6.1 percent in June and 7.2 percent from July 2014. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said credit for the state's lowest jobless rate in more than seven years "belongs to our employers who continue to...

Augusta-area jobs decline in June

...over-the-year picture, our employers created 106,000 jobs since June of last year," said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. "Our job growth rate of 2.6 percent remains higher than the national rate of 2.1 percent, and Georgia continues...

Augusta metro area loses 500 jobs in July

...due to temporary claims filed in manufacturing and administrative and support services, said state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in July was 6 percent, down from 6.1 percent in June. The rate...

Georgia's jobless rate down slightly to 6.1 percent in June

...fell for the first time in 18 months, decreasing by nearly 13,000 people to 4.7 million.State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says the state's job growth rate remains higher than the national rate.

Slight change in Ga. jobless rate

...revised 6.2 percent in April. The state's jobless rate was 7.3 percent in May 2014. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a statement that Georgia continues to show strong job growth.

Labor commissioner: Augusta's job growth rate more important than unemployment rate

A workforce matters more to a prospective employer than location and incentives.Georgia's labor commissioner, Mark Butler, told Augusta manufacturing representatives Wednesday that an able workforce is the message more common from prospects...

Georgia jobless rate declines to 6.3 percent

...the new unemployment rate for February. It was down from 7.3 percent in February 2014.State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the state hit a historic high for jobs in February, driving the unemployment number down.Butler said over-the-year...

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...

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...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...