Tag Archives: Labor Department

Political Notes — Ports Authority has a record year for shipping

The state’s ports facilities handled a record amount of cargo during fiscal year 2017, the Georgia Ports Authority reported . . .

Tags: David Ralston , Georgia Ports Authority , Labor Department , Nathan Deal

Supreme Court rules labor department can’t be sued

The Georgia Supreme Court rules in favor of the state labor department in a contract dispute with a software company . . .

Tags: Georgia Supreme Court , Labor Department , sovereign immunity

State’s jobless rate holds steady at 5.5%

Georgia’s unemployment rate levels off, but still lags behind the national jobless rate . . .

Tags: Labor Department , Mark Butler , unemployment rate

Slow decline in Georgia jobless rate continued in November

The unemployment rate declined to 5.6 percent in November among Georgia workers . . .

Tags: Georgia unemployment rate , Labor Department , Mark Butler

State’s jobless rate down slightly, trails national rate

Georgia’s unemployment rate ticked down to 5.7 percent in October, the state’s lowest rate in more than seven years . . .

Tags: Labor Department , Mark Butler , unemployement rate

More study may be needed on employee classification issue

Senate committee may recommend additional study of the employee misclassification issue and what it might be costing the state . . .

Tags: Ed Harbison , employee misclassification , independent contractors , Josh McKoon , Labor Department

Workforce shrinks, but jobless rate steady

Georgia’s unemployment rate for September was 5.8 percent, the same as in August . . .

Tags: Georgia unemployment rate , Labor Department , Mark Butler

State jobless rate once again going down

After an uptick in May, Georgia’s unemployment decreased slightly in June, according to the state Labor Department . . .

Tags: Labor Department , Mark Butler , unemployment rate

State’s jobless rate up slightly for May

The unemployment rate rose slightly in May, both in Georgia and nationally . . .

Tags: Georgia unemployment rate , Labor Department , Mark Butler

Jobless rate holds steady at 6.3%

Georgia’s unemployment rate has stayed level at 6.3 percent for three consecutive months . . .

Tags: Labor Department , Mark Butler , unemployment rate