Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
March 2, 2006 from the Department of Labor
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the state’s unemployment rate rose to a preliminary 5.1 percent in January, up two-tenths of one percent from a revised 4.9 percent in December. Georgia’s jobless rate stood at 5.3 percent in January of 2005.
Georgia’s rate either topped or matched the comparable national rate for the 10th consecutive month. The U.S. rate also stood at 5.1 percent in January.
While Georgia lost 71,500 jobs from December to January, it has gained 81,600 over the past 12-month period. Most of the jobs lost from December to January were seasonal jobs in trade, services, and construction. During the same one-month period last year, Georgia lost 58,500 jobs, with many of those in trade, services, and construction, too.
The 14 metro areas of the state and their job losses from December to January include:
- Albany, down 1,300, or 2.0 percent, from 66,000 to 64,700.
- Athens, down 1,700, or 2.1 percent, from 80,400 to 78,700.
- Atlanta, down 45,100, or 1.9 percent, from 2,384,600 to 2,339,500.
- Augusta, down 1,800, or eight-tenths percent, from 216,000 to 214,200.
- Brunswick, down 600, or 1.3 percent, from 45,100 to 44,500.
- Columbus, down 2,600, or 2.1 percent, from 124,300 to 121,700.
- Dalton, down 1,900, or 2.4 percent, from 79,400 to 77,500.
- Gainesville, down 700, or 1.0 percent, from 70,700 to 70,000.
- Hinesville, down 100, or six-tenths percent, from 17,700 to 17,600.
- Macon, down 1,500, or 1.5 percent, from 102,300 to 100,800.
- Rome, down 900, or 2.1 percent, from 43,900 to 43,000.
- Savannah, down 2,100, or 1.4 percent, from 154,400 to 152,300.
- Valdosta, down 900, or 1.6 percent, from 55,200 to 54,300.
- Warner Robins, down 400, or seven-tenths percent, from 53,600 to 53,200.