The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on Georgia’s economy, as almost 2 million Georgians have filed for unemployment. The unemployment rate in Georgia rose to an all time high in the month of April at 11.9%. The accomodation and food services industry was the most hard hit by the virus in terms of job losses.
​GA Unemployment Rate 2019 vs 2020

Georgia Initial Unemployment Claims per Week

Unemployment 6/8-6/12

On Thursday, June 11th, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that they are extending unemployment benefits for those who qualify. Under the CARES Act, people who qualify for unemployment insurance (UI) are entitled to state unemployment compensation plus $600 per week from the federal government for 13 weeks. As UI benefits due to COVID-19 are […]

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Unemployment Overview

Unemployment Rate The outbreak of COVID-19 and resultant job loss has caused unemployment rates throughout the nation to increase to rates higher than during the financial crisis in 2008. With the state of Georgia being home to the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, and the Delta Airlines Headquarters, which both had massive layoffs […]

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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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