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Maker of Twinkies closing, sacks Ga. workforce

Hostess Brands announced Friday it will shutter and liquidate its entire operation after failing to resolve a dispute with one of the companies largest labor unions, resulting in the elimination …
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Ga. unemployment falls as state sees largest new job growth in four years

Georgia’s unemployment rate in October dipped to 8.7 percent, the lowest level of joblessness in nearly four years, state labor officials said Thursday.

The state added 36,000 new jobs last …
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Ga. jobless rate remains flat – but still high

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained flat in August, stabilizing at 9.2 percent for the second month after increases in the two previous periods, labor department officials said Thursday.

Georgia …
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U.S. employment up, north of 8 percent for 41 straight months

Even as U.S. employers expanded payrolls in June, the nation’s unemployment rose to 8.3 percent, according to new numbers out Friday.

The national economy added 163,000 new jobs last …
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Ga. unemployment ticks up for first time in 11 months

Georgia’s unemployment rate saw its first increase in nearly a year, labor department officials confirmed Thursday.

Though the unemployment rate had been reliably trending down from its 10-point high 11 …
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GA Labor Dept. weeding out drug users from welfare rolls

A new government policy aimed at reducing welfare fraud is off without a hitch, disqualifying drug users wholesale from unemployment insurance rolls.

The Georgia Department of Labor began asking employers …
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Georgia teen unemployment drops 10 points from last year

Georgia’s recovering economy has borne a little good news for the thrush of teens eyeing seasonal employment this summer.

A new analysis by the Employment Policies Institute of national labor …
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