June 14, 2024

– 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