Unemployment 7/13-7/17

General

Preliminary initial unemployment claims for the week ended July 18th were 120,281, which is down 18,171 claims from the previous week. Preliminary insured unemployment claims for the week ended July 11th were 695,827. This is down 96,890 from the previous week’s revised continuing claims number of 792,717 for the week ended July 4th.

Since the week ended May 9th, the state of Georgia has seen a steady decline in initial unemployment claims, until the week ended July 11th, during which it rose again.

Most Improved Industries this Week

The industries in Georgia with the largest declines in initial unemployment claims since last week, include Health Care and Social Assistance, which saw 6,527 less new claims and a 38% decrease in new claims since last week. Next, the Accommodation and Food Services industry saw 3,812 less new claims and a 16% decrease in new claims since last week. Lastly, the Manufacturing industry saw 3,244 less new claims and a 28% decrease in new claims since last week.

Additionally, by percentage, the Finance and Insurance industry saw a 45% decrease in new claims since last week, and the Information industry saw a 34% decrease in new claims since last week, though these are smaller industries.

Most Declining Industries this Week

The industries with the largest increases in initial unemployment claims, which could be said to be declining industries, include Transportation and Warehousing, which saw 1,401 more new claims and a 50% increase in new claims since last week. The Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Industry saw 505 more new claims and a 16% increase in new claims since last week.

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