Unemployment 8/24-8/28

Total preliminary initial unemployment claims were down 11% from the previous week. The industries with the largest upticks in new claims was Real Estate and Rental and Leasing seeing a 122% increase in new claims, while the Retail Trade industry saw a 28% decrease in new weekly initial claims since last week.

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Unemployment 8/17-8/21

Total preliminary initial unemployment claims were down 7% from the previous week. The industries with the largest upticks in new claims was Health Care and Social Assistance seeing a 15% increase in new claims, while the Transportation and Warehousing industry saw a 49% decrease in new weekly initial claims since last week.

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Unemployment 8/10-8/14

Total preliminary initial unemployment claims were down 7% from the previous week. The industries with the largest upticks in new claims include Transportation & Warehousing as well as Educational Services, which may reflect the impact of current conflicts regarding the opening and closing of schools.

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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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