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Macon Unemployment Rates Unchanged in December

Macon Unemployment Rates Unchanged in December

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Macon area was unchanged at 10.3 percent from November to December, a Department of Labor news release says.

Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area increased to 11,590, up 80 from 11,510. The jobless rate in the metro Macon area in December 2009 was 9.9 percent.

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.2 percent in December, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in November. The rate was 10.3 percent in December 2009.

Statewide, the number of payroll jobs decreased 21,800, or six-tenths of a percentage point, to 3,827,200 from 3,849,000 in November.

Officers Selected for Boy Scouts Council in Central Georgia

The following were elected as officers for the Central Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America.

The Central Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America serves 24 counties and over 5,700 youth.  The Scouting method is used to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development and self-reliance through outdoor education.

 

Eli Morgan

Council President
State Farm Insurance

 

Dr. Jonathan Griggs

Council Commissioner

General Dentistry

 

Terry Henderson

V.P. Finance

Mauldin & Jenkins, CPA

 

Ross Cooper, R.Ph.

V.P. Membership

Central State Hospital

 

Thomas G. Whatley

V.P. Manpower

Retired

 

Jonathan Martin

V.P Strategic Planning

Constangy, Brooks and Smith, LLC

 

William Fickling, III

V.P. Program

Westside High Students Open & Manage Spear-It Shop

“This is an historic day for Westside High School,” Westside High DECA Vice President Kiara Fuller told the assembled guests at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the school’s new store. “The Spear-It Shop is a school-based enterprise designed to teach students all aspects of running a business. As one of Ms. Wall’s Marketing students, I am proud that I was able to be a part of this process.”

Students, teachers, school and district administrators, and community members gathered at the school on Tuesday January 18 to celebrate the opening of the store as an opportunity for students in the Marketing Career Pathway.

Business: Weather Closings & Delays for Tuesday, January 11, 2011

American Professonal Institute in Macon, Warner Robins and Milledgeville is closed for students Tuesday. All faculty and staff should report at noon.

Bibb County Department of Family and Children Services will open Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Bibb County employees should report at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Bibb County State Court, Superior Court and Magistrate Court jurors are excused for the week.

CB&T: all branches of CB&T Bank of Middle GA will open at noon Tuesday

Children's Neurology Center, Macon closed Tuesday

City of Macon employees should report at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Cox Communications will suspend normal operations until 1 p.m. Tuesday. The company will be in touch with customers to reschedule service appointments.

Crossroads Counseling Center, Macon, will open at noon.

Business: Delays and Closings for Monday, January, 10, 2011

American Pride Bank, all branches will be closed on Monday

American Professional Institute, Macon and Milledgeville campuses, no classes, staff and faculty should report at 10 a.m.

Atlantic Southern Bank offices will open at noon

Barnes & Noble, closed, may open at noon.

Bibb County Department of Family and Children Services, closed

Bibb County employees should report at 11 a.m.

Bibb County Family and Children's Services, closed

Boeing Airplane Co., both facilities, first shift of operations suspended

Bibb County superior and state court, jurors are excused from state and superior courts.

Central Georgia Heart Center, closed, all offices

City of Macon employees should report at 11 a.m.

Unemployment Rates Announced This Week

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Macon area increased to 10.4 percent in November, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 9.8 percent in October.

The jobless rate in the metro Macon area in November 2009 was 9.6 percent.

State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced earlier this week that the GDOL is processing extended benefit claims for unemployed Georgians who will qualify under legislation enacted Friday, which expands the extended benefits claim filing period for jobless Americans through Dec. 31, 2011. The bill does not, however, provide additional benefits beyond 99 weeks, the news release says.

“These additional resources will help qualified jobseekers provide food, clothing, and shelter while they seek employment,” said Commissioner Thurmond. “I’m pleased that the approval came in time for the holidays.”

Third Thursday in Mercer Village

Third Thursday in Mercer Village
Join the Mercer Village merchants tonight for a Party in the Village. Part of Montpelier Ave. will be closed to accommodate the growing block party.