November 26, 2022 11:24 am

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Georgia Unemployment Rate Stays Steady in September

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Staff Writer

Recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released both national and state unemployment and jobs data from September. According to the national employment situation report, the national unemployment rate is at 3.5 percent which is .2 percent lower than August. 

In August, Georgia’s unemployment rate was 2.8 percent and in September, the state recorded the same unemployment rate. The state unemployment rate is down 0.7 percent from numbers a year ago. 

Additionally, based on preliminary data, the state has added about 13,000 new nonfarm jobs from August to September with some of the largest increases coming from the manufacturing, trade, financial, leisure, hospitality, government, education and health sectors.
The full Bureau of Labor Statistics report can be found here

Breastfeeding in the Workplace

Breastfeeding is legal in all fifty states, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, thanks to protections granted by the Affordable Care Act. Out of those 50 states, 30 of them have laws governing breastfeeding in the workplace, and Georgia is one of them.