Layoffs high, but fall below Great Recession’s peak

Allison O’Kelly, Corps Team CEO, was recently quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a discussion on seasonal work.

The number of people filing new claims for unemployment benefits remains high, but fell below 40,000 for the first time since pandemic layoffs ramped up in late March.

The state processed 37,253 applications last week, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. Though that’s more than six times as high as the pre-pandemic average, it’s far lower than it was.

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