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Georgia labor department tops $20B in unemployment benefit payouts

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by Dave Williams | Apr 1, 2021 | Capitol Beat News Service

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor surpassed a major milestone last week.

The agency now has paid out more than $20.2 billion in unemployment benefits since the coronavirus pandemic began in Georgia more than a year ago. That’s...

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  1. I support unemployment pay for those who are TRUELY unable to find employment due to legitimate health or physical issues. However, when I see Augusta restaurants curtailing operating hours and in one case that I am aware of, days of non -operation, it appears that the system is being illegally spoofed, Additionally, with manufacturers crying for employees all over, I sense that the agency reviewing cases is not doing its job on behalf of the taxpayers who are working. Lots of lazy folks cooling it and getting paid illegally by the government.

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