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Initial claims for jobless benefits rose from May to June

July 21, 2022–6:14 p.m.


First-time claims for unemployment insurance were up in Floyd County in June when compared to May.

According to the Georgia Department of Labor, there were 357 initial claims last month, up from 162 the month before.

However, that is still much lower than the 768 claims that were filed in June of 2021.

The labor department is also reporting that the Rome area had 42,100 jobs in June.

That is up by 1,400 when compared to June of last year.