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.

Georgia's jobless rate remains unchanged at 6.3 percent

...3 percent rate in February and March is the state's lowest jobless rate since July 2008.State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a statement that Georgia's jobless rate has either declined or remained steady every month since November...

Metro area employment boost from Masters Tournament sees 4,000 jobs in April

...straight month, our employers continue to create new jobs and lay off fewer workers," said state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.The number of seasonally adjusted jobs grew by 0.2 percent from March, to 4.24 million. Most of the state's...

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's unemployment rate drops to 6.4 percent

...rate was down from a revised 6.6 percent in December and 7.3 percent in January 2014.State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said it was the seventh consecutive month that the rate declined.

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...

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...

Georgia jobless rate worsens

...Labor on Thursday announced the new jobless figure, which is up from 7.4 percent in June. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the increase is mostly due to temporary, seasonal layoffs in local government and manufacturing. Butler said...

Georgia jobless rate improves

...announced the new seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September early Thursday morning.State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the state is continuing to see strong overall job growth. He said in a statement that Georgia has added 80,000...

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...