Tuesday April 23rd, 2024 11:26AM

Unemployment rates slightly improve through most of Georgia in December

By Steve Winslow Anchor/Reporter

Unemployment rates for Georgia's work force remained low or even improved in some locations during the holiday season, heading into 2024, according to the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL).

The recent numbers in from Georgia Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson's office shows December's unemployment rate for the Georgia Mountains region remained unchanged at 2.4 percent, similar to the rates from one year ago. 

The City of Gainesville's rate of unemployment was similarly the same from last year, at 2.2 percent in December.  Those rates are slightly lower than the statewide average of 2.8 percent.

"Georgia's success story is nothing short of phenominal, boasting a blockbuster year with over 5.1 million hardworking Georgians driving our state forward," according to Commisisoner Thompson.

In his release Thursday, Thompson added, "As existing businesses scale new heights and a steady influx of new enterprises proudly choose Georgia as their home, the Peach State appears headed toward continued economic success." 

For personalized assistance, employers can reach Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) staff at https://dol.georgia.gov/employeremail.  

For more information on unemployment benefits, claimants should call the GDOL at 877.709.8185 or visit their MyUI Claimant Portal.

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