Grant to help Ga. improve unemployment program

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S.
Department of Labor is giving Georgia more than $1.6 million to bolster
its unemployment insurance program.

Officials said Thursday that
the grant is intended to help improve investigation into unemployment
insurance fraud and to assist with other system improvements.

Federal
officials say the grant being given to Georgia is part of more than
$176 million being distributed to 40 state workforce agencies
nationwide.

Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez said in a statement
that the grants will help state officials ensure the efficiency of
their unemployment insurance programs