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Governor Kemp: Georgia Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.6%, Beats National Average
Jackson Progress-Argus: Georgia unemployment rate falls substantially in August
"Unemployment in Georgia fell by 2 percentage points last month to 5.6%, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday. That’s well below the national unemployment rate for August of 8.4% and less than half the 12.6% state jobless rate back in April."
Wall Street Journal: Georgia's Pandemic Progress
"Remember when the national press corps portrayed Georgia Governor Brian Kemp as a villain for reopening the state’s economy too soon? Well, more than a few states would like to be in the Peach State’s pandemic and fiscal position now."
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that energy and sports beverage company BANG ENERGY will invest $145 million in opening its first Southeastern manufacturing and distribution facility in Lithia Springs, delivering 600 new jobs to Douglas County.
Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued a statement following the Georgia Department of Labor's announcement that Georgia's unemployment rate had fallen to 5.6% in the month of August, down from 7.6% in July. The national unemployment rate for August stood at 8.4%.
Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced eighteen appointments to Georgia's Sexual Offender Registration Review Board and the Georgia Joint Defense Commission.
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that internationally known pizza delivery and carry-out company Papa John’s has selected metro Atlanta to open a new global headquarters in 2021, delivering 200 jobs to the area.
Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that his Chief of Staff and longtime advisor, Tim Fleming, is departing his administration to pursue new opportunities in the private sector.
Atlanta, GA – On September 15, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 09.15.20.01, extending current COVID-19 restrictions and issuing guidance for long-term care facility visitation. The new Executive Order takes effect on September 16 at 12:00 AM and runs through September 30 at 11:59 PM.
Atlanta, GA – On September 10th, Governor Brian P. Kemp and Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), are asking all Georgians - especially those who may have participated in large gatherings over the Labor Day holiday weekend - to schedule a COVID-19 test at one of the Georgia Department of Public Health's more than 180 testing locations.
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today that Georgia’s August net tax collections totaled nearly $1.89 billion for an increase of $134.5 million, or 7.7 percent, compared to August 2019, when net tax collections totaled roughly $1.75 billion. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $4.03 billion after two months for an increase of $446.3 million, or 12.4 percent, compared to the end of August last year (FY 2020).
Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced ten appointments to the Georgia Board of Public Safety and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.