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Georgia Unemployment

Current Events, Financial Crisis

- Michigan, Georgia, and Alabama the top states with largest percentage unemployment filings
- On March 14, almost 1 million Georgians filed for unemployment
- Almost 10% unemployment
- 1500% from this time last year
- More claims processed in a single month than the entire year of the 2007 recession
- Sectors affected: accommodation, food services, health care, social assistance, trade
- Size of Georgia unemployment trust fund - $2.5 billion

Links:
Coronavirus job losses hit these 10 states the hardest
Georgia Department of Labor: 10 percent state’s entire population filed for unemployment
Georgia struggling with “unprecedented” unemployment levels
Georgia unemployment claims reach record high in March


Posted: 2020-04-21 00:09:14


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