Unemployment 8/10-8/14

General

Preliminary initial unemployment claims for the week ended August 14th were 58,089, which is down 4,246 claims, or 7%, from the previous week.

Preliminary insured unemployment claims for the week ended August 8th were 561,503. This is down 10,952 from the previous week’s revised continuing claims number of 572,455 for the week ended August 1st, a 2% 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 4,137 less new claims and a 45% decrease in new claims since last week, a reversal from last week.

Next, the Real Estate and Rental and Leasing industry saw 414 less new claims and a 53% decrease in new claims since last week.

Additionally, the Finance and Insurance industry saw a 50% decline in initial unemployment claims, down new 320 claims since last week.

Most Declining Industries this Week

The industries with the largest increases in initial unemployment claims include Educational Services, which saw 1,225 more new claims and a 143% increase in new claims since last week.

Additionally, the Transportation and Warehousing Industry saw 1,116 more new claims and a 56% increase in new claims since last week.

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