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2015 had the highest reported youth suicides in the past five years.
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Georgia labor officials say metro Atlanta has set a record for total jobs, reaching 2.76 million for the first time.

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Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler on Thursday announced the record-setting number for August.

Butler said the August unemployment rate was 4.6 percent, down from 4.8 percent in July.

Officials said the strongest job growth was seen in government, particularly in public schools; professional and business services; and education and health services.

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Georgia's workforce could face a talent gap unless it expands its career education programs and finds a way to keep college graduates in the state. That was the message at a critical issues forum held by the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education this week.

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An international trade case over solar panel imports could mean an end to the solar industry boom in Georgia, putting one of the few prosperous parts of the state’s rural economy at risk.

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Ga. Entrepreneur Powers Up Electric Vehicle Startup

Aug 14, 2017
Courtesy of Atlanta Business Chronicle

Motorsport entrepreneur Don Panoz is making a $100 million bet on the future of transportation.

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According to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle, Panoz, founder of Chateau Elan Winery in Braselton, Ga., has launched Green4U Technologies, a boutique electric vehicle manufacturer.

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the new March jobless metro Atlanta was 5.9 percent. That is down from 6.1 percent in February and 7 percent from March 2014.
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State labor officials say Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has dropped to 4.8 percent — the lowest level since September 2007.

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The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday announced the June unemployment figure. It is the fifth month in a row that the state's jobless rate has declined.

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a statement that Georgia's unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in almost 10 years because employers continue to create jobs.

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