Georgia Sales Tax: September

September Sales Tax Overview September Sales Tax Highlights Gross Sales and Use Tax Collections: Increased by 4.2% ($43.8 million) over last year’s roughly $1.05 billion in collections. Net Sales and Use Tax: Decreased by -37.3% (-$189.6 million) totaling to $319.2 million for the month  Adjusted Sales Tax Distribution to Local Governments: Increased 45.4% (+$240 million) […]

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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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Hotel Industry: 10/04-10/10

Hotel Industry: 10/04-10/10 Hotel Weekly Review Nationally, hotel occupancy was down 29.2% compared to 2019 this week. Atlanta was 5th out of the 25 biggest lodging markets in the US for the least occupancy rate declines (-29%), up from last week’s ranking of 6th out of 25. Nationally, hotel occupancy rates by location slightly recovered […]

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Hotel Industry: 9/27-10/03

Hotel Industry: 9/27-10/03 Hotel Weekly Review Nationally, hotel occupancy was down 26.3% compared to 2019 this week. Atlanta was 6th out of the 25 biggest lodging markets in the US for the least occupancy rate declines (-35.2%), down from last week’s ranking of 2nd out of 25. Nationally, hotel occupancy rates by location increased compared […]

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Hotel Industry: 9/20-9/26

Hotel Industry: 9/20-9/26 Hotel Weekly Review Nationally, hotel occupancy was down 29.5% compared to 2019 this week. Atlanta was 2nd out of the 25 biggest lodging markets in the US for the least occupancy rate declines (-26.8%), up from last week’s ranking of 6th out of 25. Nationally, hotel occupancy rates by location deteriorated compared […]

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Hotel Industry: 9/13-9/19

Hotel Industry: 9/13-9/19 Hotel Weekly Review Nationally, hotel occupancy was down 31.9% compared to 2019 this week. Atlanta was 6th out of the 25 biggest lodging markets in the US for the least occupancy rate declines (-31.3%), up from last week’s ranking of 7th out of 25. Across the board, occupancy rates continue to slowly […]

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Unemployment 10/13-10/16

Total preliminary initial unemployment claims were down -19% from the previous week. This is down 10,131 claims since last week. All industries saw decreases in number of new weekly initial claims since last week, with Manufacturing and Transportation/Warehousing seeing the largest improvements. No industry saw more claims this week than last week.

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