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First-time claims for unemployment insurance up locally

December 26, 2018--10:44 a.m.


First-time claims for unemployment insurance rose in Floyd County in November, according to the latest numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor.

There were 783 initial claims last month, compared to 470 in October and 382 in November of 2017.

Initial claims were also up in surrounding counties.

In Gordon County, there were 497 in November, up from 239 in October and 175 this time last year.

Bartow County saw 471 last month, compared to 220 in October and 216 in November of 2017.

There were 206 first-time claims in Polk County, up from 120 in October and 112 this time last year.

Chattooga County was the only surrounding county that did not see a rise in claims.

There were 34 last month, which was the same as in October, but fewer than the 55 reported in November of last year.