May 29, 2024 9:00 am
Search
Close this search box.

Local News

Again, Georgia Sets New Unemployment Record

Credit: iStock

According to new Bureau of Labor Statistics data, Georgia set a new state record for low unemployment rate in July 2022. This is just one month after Georgia set a record for lowest state unemployment in June at 2.9 percent. 

The state’s unemployment rate was 2.8 percent last month which is 1.1 percent less than last July when unemployment was 3.9 percent. Georgia’s July number is significantly lower than the US unemployment rate of 3.5%. 

In addition to the positive unemployment, Georgia has added over 200,000 new nonfarm jobs since July 2021 which is a 4.7 percent increase. 

Georgia’s unemployment and job numbers are a good sign for the future of its economy.

Georgia Supreme Court justices appear skeptical of Athens DA’s claim of open records exemption

In an upcoming ruling, Georgia’s Supreme Court will weigh in on a claim brought by Athens-Clarke District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez, arguing that top prosecutors are exempt from the state’s open records laws. The case involves assertions that the trial court overlooked a constitutional provision in denying Gonzalez’s motion to dismiss an open records complaint, mirroring similar immunity arguments made by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in a separate case related to the 2020 presidential election interference.

CNN sets first Biden-Trump presidential debate for June 27 in Atlanta

CNN announced today that it will host a debate between President Joe Biden and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the network’s Atlanta studios on June 27, with no audience present. Both candidates have agreed to participate, marking a pivotal moment in the lead-up to the November election as they engage in direct exchanges over key issues.

Georgia public colleges to expand admissions testing requirements for fall 2026

Georgia colleges are reverting to requiring standardized test scores for all new applicants, signaling a shift from pandemic-era policies. Beginning in fall 2026, institutions including Augusta University, The University of Georgia, and Georgia Tech will mandate SAT or ACT scores, a decision unanimously approved by the Georgia Board of Regents.