July 20, 2017

New Records Set as Georgia’s Jobless Rate Dips to 4.8 Percent in June

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased for the fifth consecutive month to 4.8 percent in June, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.9 percent in May. The last time the state recorded a jobless rate as low as 4.8 percent was in September … Continue reading New Records Set as Georgia’s Jobless Rate Dips to 4.8 Percent in June

Carter Introduces Drug Testing For Unemployment Insurance Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01) introduced legislation today to allow states to conduct drug abuse risk assessments and drug testing of Unemployment Insurance applicants. “The Unemployment Insurance program is an important safety net program for Americans across the country,” Carter said. “I introduced this legislation because it gives states the ability … Continue reading Carter Introduces Drug Testing For Unemployment Insurance Legislation

July 19, 2017

Georgia Chamber Recognized as 2017 State Chamber of the Year

The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) named the Georgia Chamber the 2017 State Chamber of Year at its annual convention in Nashville. Chamber of the Year is the nation’s only award recognizing the leadership role chambers have in their communities. Those honored with the Chamber of the Year designation have demonstrated organizational strength … Continue reading Georgia Chamber Recognized as 2017 State Chamber of the Year