Columbus, Georgia Reaches All-Time High Unemployment Rate in April

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES SKY ROCKET IN APRIL, CAUSING RECORD BREAKING UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS

Unemployment rates continue to soar due to the coronavirus pandemic. Columbus, Georgia reached an all-time high unemployment rate in April.

Georgia Labor Commissioner, Mark Butler announced on Thursday morning that the Columbus Unemployment rate spiked in April, breaking previous all time highs

In Columbus, the unemployment rate increased 7.5 percentage points in April, reaching 12.2 percent. A year ago, the rate was 3.6 percent.

Columbus residents are having a hard time getting a hold of the Department of Labor to file their unemployment claim.

Commissioner Mark Butler said on Thursday “We are seeing all-time high unemployment rates across a majority of the state… We are being challenged to pay millions of Georgians in unemployment benefits as quickly as possible while also being expected to verify eligibility.”

Millions of Georgians are still waiting on unemployment benefits that they desperately need.

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