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ATLANTA – First-time unemployment claims in Georgia rose by 1,421 last week to 13,406, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday. The department has paid almost $23 billion in state and federal jobless benefits since the coronavirus pandemic began 17 months ago while processing more than 5 million unemployment claims. That’s more than during the […]

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ATLANTA – First-time unemployment claims fell in Georgia last week, running counter to an increase at the national level. Jobless Georgians filed 12,605 initial claims last week, down 1,870 from the previous week and the lowest weekly total since the coronavirus pandemic struck Georgia in March of last year. The state Department of Labor has […]