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The unemployment insurance (UI) program provides financial assistance to workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Initial UI claims represents the number of unemployed individuals requesting determination of eligibility for the UI program. The initial claims count also includes those applying for partial unemployment. Cumulative initial claims represent a cumulative count of the number of initial claims. The initial claims data are real time data from the Georgia Department of Labor. As such, the data have not been validated and some claims may be duplicative or invalid. Furthermore, cumulative initial claims may be overstated as business reopenings may return some individuals to employment status. The data are updated weekly on Thursdays. Labor force data come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Data can be filtered by date, rural/urban counties, Regional Commission region, or county. Hover over the map to see data values associated with the county. Sort the table columns by selecting the column headers. Search for a particular county by selecting the magnifying glass icon on the County column header and typing the county name into the search box. Then select the green check mark to save your selection. To remove a selection, click the small “X” next to your selection's name in the gray bar above the visualizations.
The source data can be downloaded from the Georgia Department of Labor's website here.
Sources: Georgia Department of Labor, “Weekly Initial Claims – Downloads”. "https://explorer.gdol.ga.gov/vosnet/gsipub/documentview.aspx?enc=wOyju/3DGuSGPaH+TbNP2gCzTOSYZ75zQnPBJt5uFuA="
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program, May preliminary estimates, “Labor force data by county, not seasonally adjusted, latest 14 months,” https://www.bls.gov/web/metro/laucntycur14.txt