Despite the rise in unemployment rate, the nation’s total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 339,000 jobs.
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How Building More Backyard Homes, Granny Flats and In-Law Suites Can Help Alleviate the Housing Crisis
To many people, the image of a nuclear family in a stand-alone house with a green lawn and white picket fence still represents a fulfillment of the American dream.
Georgia University System Holds Line on Tuition as Chancellor Warns of Economic Headwinds
Most Georgia college students will pay about the same tuition and fees this fall, but University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue warned that a state budget cut could put college presidents in a tough position.
It’s a Wrap: Georgia Governor Signs Off on 250-Plus Bills by Deadline
Gov. Brian Kemp vetoed legislation that would have allowed legislators to control tuition hikes at public universities ahead of Monday’s deadline for signing or rejecting legislation passed by the General Assembly.
National Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.4 Percent
According to the report, the national unemployment rate dropped from 3.5 percent in March to 3.4 percent in April, tying the record low set in January of this year.
Writers’ Strike Could Affect GA Economy, Jobs
Thousands of writers are currently on strike following a breakdown in negotiations with the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
Georgia Unemployment Rate Stays Steady at 3.1 Percent
Between February and March the unemployment rate in Georgia stayed steady at 3.1 percent.
Georgia Power Customers In for a Shock As Average Monthly Bill Could Rise by $23 by June
Starting in June, Georgia Power customers could experience another bout of sticker shock when they get their monthly bill as the state’s largest utility seeks to recoup billions of dollars in unbudgeted fuel expenses.
National Unemployment Rate Drops As Jobs Increase
The national unemployment rate dropped from 3.6 percent in February to 3.5 percent in March.
National Gas Prices See Slight Rise But Georgia Prices Remain Lower
Here in Georgia, the average price per gallon of gas is $3.245, about three cents per gallon more expensive than last week.