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First-time claims for unemployment insurance up in October

November 20, 2018--8:00 a.m.

Staff reports

The number of first-time claims for unemployment insurance jumped in Floyd County last month, according to the latest numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor.

There were 470 initial claims in October, up from 172 in September and 216 in October of last year.

Gordon County also saw an increase from 163 in September to 239 in October. There were 147 this time last year.

Bartow County had 220 initial claims in October, up from 145 the month before and 193 in October of 2017.

Chattooga County saw 34 first-time claims, up by four over the month. There were 33 this time last year.

Polk County was also up, checking in at 120 in October. There were 76 in September and 98 in October of last year.