Coast unemployment makes slight decline
Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties all saw slight drops in unemployment rates from April to May, according to data released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
Read more on The Biloxi Sun Herald
Metro Augusta’s Unemployment Rate Rises To 8.7 Percent In May
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Augusta increased to 8.7 percent in May, up four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.3 percent in April.
Read more on WJBF-TV Augusta
Don Tapscott: Will Youth Unemployment Demonstrations Come to America?
With the youth unemployment rate in this country higher than 20 percent, we can be thankful that angry young Americans are not marching in the…
Read more on The Huffington Post
UPDATE: Columbus metro area unemployment rate rises to 9.1 percent in May
The Columbus metro area unemployment rate rose slightly in May to 9.1 percent.
Read more on Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Unemployment will plague cities for years
Seventy-five metro areas will struggle with double-digit unemployment through the end of the year, according to a U.S. Conference of Mayors report released Monday.
Read more on CNN Money
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
In the week ending June 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 429,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 420,000. The 4-week moving average was 426,250, unchanged from the previous week’s revised average of 426,250.
Read more on The Gilmer Mirror