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State unemployment rate falls to 8.5 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 8.5 percent in November, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.7 percent in October. The rate was 9.5 percent in November a year ago.

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Sale of state bonds nets historic low rates

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that the state successfully sold $235 million in general obligation bonds to fund new construction projects, and repairs and renovations to existing facilities throughout the state. The state also sold two issues of refunding bonds to achieve debt service savings for debt previously issued by the state.

December 17, 2012 | Staff report | Business


AASU economist sees Coastal economy growing

SAVANNAH - Following a note of cautious optimism for the first quarter and a healthy gain in the second, the third quarter Coastal Empire Economic Monitor shows a continued, robust upswing in the area's economy and improvements across the board.

December 03, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Chamber to host after hours event for small businesses

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will host a special business after hours event for area small business owners and managers on Dec. 6.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Georgia launches jobs-focused defense initiative

Gov. Nathan Deal has announced a comprehensive assessment of economic development opportunities at Georgia's military base establishments and their surrounding communities as part of his ongoing effort to grow Georgia's economy through job creation.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Job fair to recruit workers for Edwards Interiors

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Edwards Interiors, Inc., recruit about 45 workers for its manufacturing facility in Effingham County.

November 26, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Metro Savannah jobless rate stays unchanged

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah was unchanged at 7.9 percent from September to October. The rate was 8.9 percent in October 2011.

November 22, 2012 | Staff report | Business


FSA county committee election under way

Farmers and ranchers have a chance to make a difference in how Farm Service Agency (FSA) Programs are administered, announced Pamela Poole, county executive director for the local USDA Farm Service Agency. The deadline for eligible voters to return FSA County Committee election ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 3.

November 22, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Jobless rate dips to 8.7 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 8.7 percent in October, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 9.0 percent in September. The jobless rate was 9.7 percent in October a year ago.

November 15, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate at 7.2 percent for September

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah declined to 8.0 percent in September, down six-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.6 percent in August. The rate was 9.2 percent in September 2011.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Business


State apple crop comes in early

MACON - Georgia's apple crop came in ahead of schedule due to warmer-than-normal temperatures earlier this year, meaning apple lovers can get an early bite of the fall fruit.

October 18, 2012 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate tumbles to 9 percent for September

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 9.0 percent in September, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 9.2 percent in August. The jobless rate was 9.8 percent in September a year ago.

October 18, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Double-digit growth in autos, TEUs at ports

The Georgia Ports Authority announced Monday that the authority posted increases across all reporting categories for the first two months of fiscal year 2013.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Long-term jobless may be eligible for additional benefits

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that some long-term unemployed workers may now be eligible for additional Emergency Unemployment Compensation in Georgia. The GDOL is mailing notifications to those who may be eligible and instructing them to begin filing for benefits.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Deal announces a sales tax holiday for energy-, water-saving items

Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that Georgians can save money while conserving energy and water during the upcoming ENERGY STAR and WaterSense sales tax holiday.

October 01, 2012 | Staff report | Business


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SEC halts Medient stock trading

The ousted CEO and chairman of the board has filed suit against the remaining Medient Studios board members, and the Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in Medient's stock until July 9.

June 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


CNBC rates Georgia tops for business

Gov. Nathan Deal is celebrating the announcement by CNBC that named Georgia as the No. 1 place for business in the nation.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Slight rise in unemployment for Coastal Georgia

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in May, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 6.7 percent in April. The rate was 8.1 percent in May a year ago.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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