Here in Georgia the price of gas per gallon has increased to $3.296, a 2 cent per gallon increase compared to one week ago, and a $1.201 per gallon decrease from one year ago.
Despite the rise in unemployment rate, the nation’s total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 339,000 jobs.
The national unemployment rate dropped from 3.6 percent in February to 3.5 percent in March.
The national unemployment rate dropped from 3.5 percent in December to 3.4 percent in January, the lowest recorded unemployment rate since 1969.
Locally, according to a newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics report released on February 1, the Augusta-Richmond County metropolitan area unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) stayed steady at 3.2 percent in December.
Grocery prices soared by 11.8% in 2022 – the swiftest pace since the early 1980s. Rapid inflation is, naturally, leading to concerns that it’s getting harder for Americans to put food on the table.
A Department of Commerce statement, released on Thursday, January 26, reported fourth quarter and year-end preliminary findings on the US economy.
Challenges with the cash-strapped United States Postal Service sent many Americans to their wit’s end during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in communities reliant on the mail for essential goods.
In December, the Georgia unemployment rate was 3.0 percent which is the same as the unemployment rate in November.
The U.S. Department of Education unveiled a proposal Tuesday that would overhaul a federal student loan income-driven repayment plan, and, if implemented, could help millions of low-income borrowers.