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...

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...

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'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.

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...