Georgia unemployment rates drop in June, but claims still up

Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped in June to 7.6%, a decrease of 1.8 percentage points from May but still more than double the rate from a year ago. Unemployment claims have been dropping, but surged following the Fourth of July holiday, leading the state to increase fraud investigations. Along with June’s drop in unemployment, the state recorded over-the-month increases for the labor force, employment and jobs for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began in March, according to the state…

Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped in June to 7.6%, a decrease of 1.8 percentage points from May but still more than double the rate from a year ago. Unemployment claims have been dropping, but surged following the Fourth of July holiday, leading the state to increase fraud investigations. Along with June’s drop in unemployment, the state recorded over-the-month increases for the labor force, employment and jobs for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began in March, according to the state…

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