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Whether just starting out or deciding on a new career, learn how to be successful. Gather and organize this information into a personal Job Search Plan. Access the latest and most effective job search techniques.
Find Industry Data - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) collects, analyzes, and publishes a wide array of information about the state’s labor market. This information provides a snapshot of Georgia’s economy, job market, businesses, and its workforce. Data on jobs and workers, including labor force, employment and unemployment, industrial growth, occupational trends, and wage rates, are increasingly important to remaining competitive in the global marketplace.

Industries are defined by the goods and services they provide and are comprised of many different places of work, called establishments. Each industry has a unique combination of occupations, production techniques, inputs and outputs, and business characteristics. Many aspects of labor market information can be classified into industries. Industry specific information can show expected employment levels, the distribution and growth of jobs, and average wages.

Industry Outlook - Statewide and local area ten-year industry forecast including growing and declining industries and rate of growth and decline.

Industry Focus - Detailed industry information including the top industries for a local area and its workers, how a particular industry ranks among top industries, and characteristics of workers in a specific industry.

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The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) collects, analyzes, and publishes a wide array of information about the state’s labor market. This information provides a snapshot of Georgia’s economy, job market, businesses, and its workforce. Data on jobs and workers, including labor force, employment and unemployment, industrial growth, occupational trends, and wage rates, are increasingly important to remaining competitive in the global marketplace.

Labor force and unemployment statistics show the general level of economic activity and utilization of labor in the state. Use this information to identify areas to look for work. Employment and unemployment estimates are produced monthly by various geographic areas including statewide, county, MSA, and in some instances, major cities. The unemployment rate and unemployment insurance initial claim information is also produced monthly.
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Preliminary estimates and revised figures, for the total labor force, total employed, total unemployed, and percent unemployed - statewide, by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), cities over 10,000 in population, Regional Development Center (RDC), and county. Unemployment Insurance Initial Claims

Monthly data on the total number of initial claims filed including previous month, previous year, and net change -- statewide, by county, and Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
Get Occupational Trends - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) collects, analyzes, and publishes a wide array of information about the state’s labor market. This information provides a snapshot of Georgia’s economy, job market, businesses, and its workforce. Data on jobs and workers, including labor force, employment and unemployment, industrial growth, occupational trends, and wage rates, are increasingly important to remaining competitive in the global marketplace.

The distribution and growth of occupations are key economic indicators that can show the income potential and diversification of a local economy. Employment forecasts tend to identify key growth sectors, and target occupations that will provide the bulk of job openings to local economies. Occupational information, including projected employment and wages, is vital in career exploration, education and training program development, and economic development.
Georgia Jobs: Short-term Employment Projections - Listing of the top ten jobs in each education/training level category that are expected to have the most annual openings. Listing, for each area, of the jobs in each education/training level that are expected to have the most annual openings.

Georgia's Hot Careers Statewide listing of careers that will have fast job growth, high wages, and at least 100 annual openings during the next ten years.
Learn About People with Disabilities and Employment - Access comprehensive information related to helping people with disabilities reach their potential through independence and employment, and by implementing efforts to eliminate attitudinal barriers as well as physical ones.
Locate Career Guidance Information - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has several online career guidance resources. The Job Search Handbook is an online workshop entitled RePlace Yourself. The workshop contains job search techniques and strategies in addition to specific information and worksheets including some for identifying skills and establishing goals, which are two key components in career decision-making.
Other GDOL publications providing information to make better career decisions are also available online. Examples of topics include dressing for success, succeeding on a job, and addressing age-related issues. BulletThe Job Search Handbook BulletJob Search Handbook Worksheets BulletForms and Publications
Identify Layoff Services and Options - Explore options and resources available to assist employers anticipating a business closure or mass layoff, as well as those trying to avoid a layoff situation. Many quality services are available at no charge from the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) and the local workforce development system.

Rapid Response - Access information about this GDOL service that provides immediate outplacement and transitional assistance to businesses and workers affected by company closings and large layoffs.

Business Layoff and Closure Listing - Find a list of businesses experiencing significant layoffs or closures.

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Guide - Learn under which conditions WARN applies to businesses, requires certain employers to give 60 days advance notice of plant closings and mass layoffs, and how WARN offers protection to workers, their families, and communities.

Links to job layoffs and closure listing
Explore Education and Training Opportunities - Find out about education and training programs in Georgia, as well as sources of financial assistance for them. Although the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) does not directly operate training programs, it works closely with many partners who offer training and education programs. Career Advisors can provide information about education and training resources that can help customers meet their employment goals.
Learn About Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Services - The federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) was signed into law in August 1998, and went into effect in Georgia in July 2000. Former Governor Barnes designated the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) as the state agency responsible for implementation of WIA. The Governor also appointed a state Workforce Investment Board to help plan and develop Georgia's overall workforce system. The state board is composed of a private sector majority with a business sector chair, and various human services representatives.

Information about the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 and USDOL's Final Regulations
Locate Employment Related Supportive Services - In addition to the assistance provided by the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL), a substantial network of resources exists to offer customers even more options. These local and national organizations aim to deliver practical and accessible resources for job seekers, employers and workforce agencies. The following sites are administered by nonprofit agencies and provide low-cost and, many times, no-cost alternatives to many of the more costly services on which customers depend. Employment Related Supportive Services Info
Obtain Economic Information - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) collects, analyzes, and publishes a wide array of information about the state’s labor market. This information provides a snapshot of Georgia’s economy, job market, businesses, and its workforce. Data on jobs and workers, including labor force, employment and unemployment, industrial growth, occupational trends, and wage rates, are increasingly important to remaining competitive in the global marketplace.

Economic information is of interest to a variety of people including job seekers, students, workforce planners, employers, researchers, and educators. This information provides a “snapshot” of the state’s economy. Georgia economic indicators include such data as employment by industry, weekly manufacturing earnings, unemployment insurance data, new business starts, motor vehicle sales, construction permits, and state revenues. Additionally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides Consumer Price Index data. Economic indicators are available monthly for the state and the 20-county metropolitan Atlanta area.

Quarterly Workforce Indicators - LED - Indicators that provide new, current, and local information on earnings and employment dynamics. Check out the Workforce Indicators.
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