Unemployment 7/27-7/31

General

Preliminary initial unemployment claims for the week ended July 31st were 72,695, which is down 12,289 claims, or 14%, from the previous week.

Preliminary insured unemployment claims for the week ended July 25th were 629,739. This is down 7,173 from the previous week’s revised continuing claims number of 636,912 for the week ended July 18th, a 1% drop.

Initial unemployment claims have been declining since the week ended July 11th.

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 5,414 less new claims and a 39% decrease in new claims since last week, a reversal from last week.

Next, the Accommodation and Food Services industry saw 3,017 less new claims and a 16% decrease in new claims since last week. This has been declining since the week ending July 11th.

Additionally, the Manufacturing industry saw a 24% decline in initial unemployment claims, down 2,151 claims since last week.

Most Declining Industries this Week

The industries with the largest increases in initial unemployment claims include Retail Trade, which saw 2,009 more new claims and a 31% increase in new claims since last week. Additionally, the Transportation and Warehousing Industry saw 676 more new claims and a 20% increase in new claims since last week.

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