Here in Georgia the price of gas per gallon has increased to $3.296, a 2 cent per gallon increase compared to one week ago, and a $1.201 per gallon decrease from one year ago.
Despite the rise in unemployment rate, the nation’s total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 339,000 jobs.
The national unemployment rate dropped from 3.6 percent in February to 3.5 percent in March.
The national unemployment rate dropped from 3.5 percent in December to 3.4 percent in January, the lowest recorded unemployment rate since 1969.
Locally, according to a newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics report released on February 1, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metropolitan area unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) dropped from 2.7 percent in November to 2.6 percent in December.
A Department of Commerce statement, released on Thursday, January 26, reported fourth quarter and year-end preliminary findings on the US economy.
In December, the Georgia unemployment rate was 3.0 percent which is the same as the unemployment rate in November.
A nationwide comparison of electric utility performance by an Illinois consumer advocacy group found that customers in states that are heavily reliant on fuel oil and natural gas, as in the Northeast and South, tend to pay more than those with larger amounts of carbon-free generation, among other findings.
The U.S. Department of Education unveiled a proposal Tuesday that would overhaul a federal student loan income-driven repayment plan, and, if implemented, could help millions of low-income borrowers.
In December, the national unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent, down 0.1 percent from the previous month.