Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
July 20, 2006 Georgia Department of Labor NEWS RELEASE
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the state's unemployment rate rose to 5.2 percent in June, up one-half of one percent from 4.7 percent in May.
The jobless rate rose because of a seasonal influx of students into the workforce looking for temporary summer jobs and recent graduates seeking permanent employment.
For the second consecutive month, job growth did not keep pace with the number of unemployed workers actively seeking jobs. Unemployment among active job seekers rose by 22,879 during June, while the number of people employed decreased by 198.
Another 22,681 entered the workforce, but were unable to find jobs. At the same time, Georgia lost 9,800 non-farm jobs, which includes multiple job holders.
Virtually all of the job losses came in the service-related industries. Jobs in manufacturing and construction were up slightly.
The 14 metro areas of the state and their job changes from May to June include:
- Albany, up 200, or three-tenths percent, from 65,600 to 65,800.
- Athens, up 100, or one-tenth percent, from 80,600 to 80,700.
- Atlanta, down 7,100, or three-tenths percent, from 2,399,000 to 2,391,900.
- Augusta, down 400, or two-tenth percent, from 219,000 to 218,600.
- Brunswick, down 100, or two-tenths percent, from 46,400 to 46,300.
- Columbus, down 100, or one-tenth percent, from 123,900 to 123,800.
- Dalton, down 300, or four-tenths percent, from 79,500 to 79,200.
- Gainesville, up 200, or three-tenths percent, from 71,400 to 71,600.
- Hinesville, unchanged at 17,900.
- Macon, down 200, or two-tenths percent, from 101,900 to 101,700.
- Rome, unchanged at 43,600.
- Savannah, down 500, or three-tenths percent, from 156,500 to 156,000.
- Valdosta, down 400, or seven-tenths percent, from 55,800 to 55,400.
- Warner Robins, up 200, or four-tenths percent, from 54,500 to 54,700.
Georgia labor market data are not seasonally adjusted and are available at www.dol.state.ga.us .