CTC Career Fair (copy)

Chattahoochee Technical College students attend a career fair at the college’s Marietta Campus in 2017. 

Cobb's unemployment rate crept upward after hitting a pandemic low in April, though it remains below the statewide rate. 

The unemployment rate in Cobb was 3.7% in June, according to figures the Department of Labor released Thursday. That is up from 3.3% in May and 3.2% in April. The statewide unemployment rate in June was 4.4%. 

Meanwhile, first-time unemployment claims fell in Georgia last week, running counter to an increase at the national level.

Jobless Georgians filed 12,605 initial claims last week, down 1,870 from the previous week and the lowest weekly total since the coronavirus pandemic struck Georgia in March of last year.

The state Department of Labor has paid out almost $22.9 billion in state and federal unemployment benefits since March 21, 2020, more than during the last decade combined prior to the pandemic.

The agency has processed nearly 5 billion first-time unemployment claims during those months.

Resources for unemployed Georgians seeking reemployment along with information on filing jobless claims can be found on the labor department’s website at https://dol.georgia.gov. Job listings and job search assistance is available at https://employgeorgia.com.

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Ann DG

At this point, no one should be on unemployment. The dems keep throwing cash at these people for rent, children, and unemployment so why go back to work? Cut off the entitlements, and they will return to work. Our country is broke and I’m not sure where all this money is coming from that Biden is throwing out like confetti. Get a job and have some pride.

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