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Re-opening businesses Georgia complicated

Georgia has been open for a month—but returning to work is still complicated

There are two primary weapons in the fight to save Georgia's economy: unemployment benefits for out-of-work individuals and Paycheck Protection Program loans for businesses. Some critics say Governor Brian Kemp’s decision to reopen quickly has blunted both.
Atlanta Coronavirus updates

Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Friday, May 22

On Thursday, Atlanta's mayor released a five-phase plan for re-opening. Here’s your Friday morning update.
Atlanta coronavirus updates

Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Saturday, May 16

On Friday, the Atlanta open was canceled and more businesses began to re-open. Here’s your Saturday morning update.
Atlanta coronavirus updates

Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Friday, May 15

On Thursday, Georgia's unemployment rate continued to rise and Zoo Atlanta announced its re-opening. Here’s your Friday morning update.
How do I file for unemployment in Atlanta Georgia

Your questions answered about filing for unemployment in Georgia during COVID-19: severance, payouts, federal help, and more

Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler weighs in on the questions you submitted.
How do I file for unemployment in Atlanta Georgia

Atlanta: What do you want to know about filing for unemployment?

Record numbers of Georgians are filing unemployment claims, but the process is confusing. Who handles the paperwork, you or your former employer? If your employer opens because the state government says it’s okay to work, but you don't feel comfortable returning yet, does that mean you can’t collect unemployment? Share your questions with us, and we’ll ask them to experts.

Infographic of the Day: Georgia has the No. 1 unemployment rate

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly unemployment report card and let's just say that Mississippi will be feeling pretty good, because Georgia has now claimed the top spot. Indeed, ours is the...

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