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Georgia posts record-high job numbers



by Dave Williams | Mar 9, 2023 | Capitol Beat News Service

ATLANTA – Georgia’s unemployment rate was flat in January, but job numbers hit an all-time high, state Commissioner of Labor Bruce Thompson reported Thursday.

The jobless rate of 3.1% in January was the same as December, three-tenths ...

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  1. The jobless rate decreased three-tenths of a percent, while initial unemployment claims increased 51% and first-time jobless claims increased 49%. Does that indicate the jobless rate will soon be increasing? Still seeing many Now Hiring and Help Wanted signs in front of businesses and industrial facilities. It’s counterintuitive that COVID-related staffing and business hour reductions and closed dining rooms in the fast food industry boosted profits – https://pos.toasttab.com/blog/on-the-line/fast-food-industry-statistics. Did COVID allow or force businesses to produce more with less labor?

  2. I really don’t see how this can be accurate, while everywhere you go there are tons of “HELP WANTED/ NOW HIRING” signs posted in abundance. As I said before, unemployment benefits should be SUSPENDED until all these jobs are filled. You are not helping anyone while continually enabling them. Just think of the dollars the state could save. And with those dollars, when the time comes to reinstate unemployment assistance, you would be able to perform drug tests on the recipients.

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