What Has the Georgia Department of Labor Changed About Unemployment Benefits?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a high unemployment rate in Georgia, leaving around 273,000 Georgians without jobs. In the second week of September, 42,000 Georgians filed for unemployment benefits. While many people are still filing for unemployment, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has also implemented some benefit changes.

Besides regular unemployment insurance, there are a few new programs to help people who are out of work in the meantime. However, each program has differing payment plans and requirements for eligibility. If you're wondering whether you might qualify, we can help you figure out the terms you’ll want to know and the ways to check your unemployment application and status.