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Home Safe Georgia Sits Down with Rob Wilson

Today on Financial Solutions with Rob Wilson our special guest was Brenda McGee of Home Safe Georgia. Home Safe Georgia is a state funded program designed to assist unemployed and under-employed Georgia homeowners with their […]

WAOK-AM–02/27/2014

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Georgia’s Jobless Rate Drops To 8.2 Percent

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – State labor officials say Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has dropped to 8.2 percent in April. That’s down from 8.4 percent in March, and 9.1 percent a year ago. The Georgia Department […]

WAOK-AM–05/16/2013

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Georgia Jobless Rate Rises Slightly

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Georgia labor officials say the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has risen slightly to 8.6 percent. The December figure is up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.5 percent in November. The […]

WAOK-AM–01/17/2013

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Unemployment Hits Lowest Level In Nearly 4 Years

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Georgia’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest rate in nearly four years. State labor officials said Thursday morning that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate declined to 8.5 percent in November. State […]

WAOK-AM–12/20/2012

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Georgia Unemployment Rate Drops To 8.7 Percent

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) - Georgia labor officials say the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 8.7 percent in October, down from 9 percent in September That compares to a jobless rate of 9.7 percent a year […]

WAOK-AM–11/15/2012

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No More Paper Checks For Unemployment Benefits

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) - Paper checks will soon be a thing of the past for recipients of Georgia unemployment benefits. Officials say the Georgia Department of Labor is ending paper checks this week. Starting Friday, recipients will […]

WAOK-AM–10/30/2012

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Labor Official Defies Unemployment Policy

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) - A state labor official is refusing to restart jobless benefits to seasonally unemployed teachers and bus drivers, setting up a showdown between state and federal officials. Officials said this week the administration in […]

WAOK-AM–09/07/2012

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Georgia’s Jobless Rate Rises To 9.3 Percent

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) - State labor officials say Georgia’s jobless rate rose to 9.3 percent in July, which is up from 9 percent in June. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says a main reason for the increase […]

WAOK-AM–08/16/2012

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Georgia’s Jobless Rate Shows Slight Increase

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) - Georgia’s jobless rate has risen slightly, marking its first increase in nearly a year. The Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 9 percent in […]

WAOK-AM–07/19/2012

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