Unemployment 11/2-11/6

Total preliminary initial unemployment claims were down -38% from the previous week, or down 14,127 claims since last week. Continuing claims dropped by 5%. Among the most improved industries were Retail Trade and Accommodation & Food Services.

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Unemployment 10/26-10/30

Total preliminary initial unemployment claims were down -16% from the previous week. This is down 7,057 claims since last week. Among the most improved industries were Manufacturing, Transportation & Warehousing, and Accommodation and Food Services.

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Public Company Equities Week of October 26-30

For the week of October 26-30, the Georgia public firms index dropped -7.8% in price since last Friday’s close, the first major drop in several weeks. The index is down -4.2% YTD, a sharp turnaround from this figure being positive last week. Notably, two of Georgia’s public REITs have made the list of the top 5 Worst Performing Firms YTD.

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Unemployment 10/19-10/23

Total preliminary initial unemployment claims were down just -3% from the previous week. This is down 1,530 claims since last week. Manufacturing and Transportation & Warehousing saw the highest increases in claims since last week. Meanwhile, Accommodation & Food Services and Retail Trade saw the largest improvements since last week.

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Photo of an undetermined Georgia Tech home game during the 1918 college football season. That's when the sport was hit by the Spanish flu and the end of World War I.

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