- Georgia lost 4,800 jobs.
- Employment is currently up 90,100 over the year.
- Federal minimum wage is $7.25.
- There were 65,889 Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims.
Unemployment Insurance Initial Claims Fluctuation:
- December 2012: 50,861
- November 2013: 33,781
- December 2013: 65,889
The fluctuation shows:
- 32,108 net at 95.0 percent over the month.
- 15,028 net at 29.5 percent over the year.
Unemployment Rate Distribution per Counties:
- 30 counties: 10.0 percent or greater
- 33 counties: 9.0 to 9.9 percent
- 21 counties: 8.0 to 8.9 percent
- 75 counties: less than 8.0 percent
Counties with Highest Unemployment Rate:
- Telfair: 16.1 percent
- Macon: 15.8 percent
- Chattahoochee: 14.7 percent
- Hancock: 14.2 percent
- Bleckley: 13.9 percent
Counties with Lowest Unemployment Rate:
- Echols: 4.9 percent
- Miller: 4.8 percent
- Oconee: 3.8 percent
- Catoosa: 4.6 percent
- Forsyth: 5.0 percent
*Percentages of number of counties are rounded.
Job Search Resources
The State of Georgia offers individuals several tools to make a job search easier.
You can start by downloading the Resource Guide for Job Seekers, by visiting: http://dol.state.ga.us/pdf/forms/dol4459.pdf.
To explore career options and plan your job search, check a list of services offered by the Department at: http://dol.state.ga.us/.
If you want to know which careers are expected to grow, access Georgia Career Planner at: https://explorer.dol.state.ga.us/mis/current/cplancurrent.pdf.
Another great tool is Workforce Professionals. Visit: http://dol.state.ga.us.
You can use Georgia Jobs Plus to find job opportunities in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. To access Georgia Jobs Plus, visit: https://explorer.dol.state.ga.us/.
Career Centers are also available if you prefer a personal approach. To find a Career Center near you, visit: http://dol.state.ga.us/.