Wednesday December 12th, 2018 12:16AM

Claims for unemployment insurance up statewide, down in Gainesville

By AccessWDUN staff

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Georgia were up slightly in September, compared to August, but were down in metro Gainesville.

The state Labor Department reports that statewide applications rose 3.6 percent. 

In metro Gainesville, they decreased 30.3 percent.  Atlanta and Athens also saw decreases of 15.9 percent and 18.4 percent, respectively.

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler noted claims were also down when compared to a year ago.  That is also true of Gainesville.

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