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State audit faults GDOL for unemployment claims delays

Ed. Note: Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, who came under heavy criticism from the Clayton County Legislative Delegation for not responding to claims seekers, announced last week that he would not seek reelection, citing his wife’s cancer diagnosis. The Clayton Crescent extensively covered the unemployment controversy. by Dave Williams Bureau Chief Capitol Beat News Service Shortcomings […]

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Invest Clayton: Unemployment down 9.9% in county

Intensive job training programs coming to Riverdale in 2022 by Robin Kemp Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment in Clayton County dropped from 13.8% to 3.9% in October 2021, according to the Development Authority of Clayton County (Invest Clayton). That’s a drop of 9.9% in 2021. The national unemployment rate was 4.6% in October. As of […]

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Clayton delegation “insulted” by unemployment data proposal

Burnough: “We are not going to sit back and sing ‘Kumbaya’” by Robin Kemp Members of the Clayton County legislative delegation say they are “disappointed” and “insulted” by a proposed nondisclosure agreement that Georgia Department of Labor would require them to sign in exchange for access to constituents’ unemployment insurance information and are calling for […]

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Ga. House thanks Congress for unemployment investigation

by Robin Kemp 4:54 p.m.: UPDATES with photos, SB 142 status in House Members of the Georgia House delegation, including Rep. Rhonda Burnough (D-77, Riverdale), Rep. Sandra Scott (D-76, Rex), and Rep. Kim Schofield (D-60, Atlanta) from Clayton County, held a press conference at the Gold Dome Monday morning to thank members of Georgia’s Congressional […]

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Legislators hold press conference on unemployment inaction

by Robin Kemp Several members of the Clayton County Legislative Delegation are holding a press conference Thursday, saying they are upset at what they call an “unacceptable” lack of communication from the Georgia Department of Labor. They want GDOL to establish a call center to answer calls from people who have been waiting since April […]

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Ga. unemployment crisis prompts complaint to Congress

Clayton County ranks second for Ga. unemployment by Robin Kemp Georgia House Democrats are calling for a Congressional investigation into why the Georgia Department of Labor has had problems paying unemployment benefits during COVID-19. Rep. Sandra Scott (D-Rex), Rep. Kim Schofield (D-Atlanta), Rep. Debra Bazemore (D-South Fulton), Rep. Roger Bruce (D-Atlanta), Rep. Viola Davis (D-Stone […]

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You worked. You paid your unemployment insurance. You got laid off. So where’s your check?

by Robin Kemp UPDATE 6:15 p.m. 8/5: Rep. Kim Schofield says people can call her office at (404) 656-0220 or e-mail with their unemployment check issues. UPDATE 7:51 p.m.: Clarifies that Burnough says state lawmakers have not yet met with Commissioner Butler and that Butler did not respond to request for comment. Adds federal […]

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