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Athens Unemployment Sees a Decrease in Numbers

Oct 22, 2020
NBC 7 San Diego

In a Press Release put out this morning, the Georgia Department of Labor announced employment numbers for the month of September.

The Athens metro area saw an increase of total jobs during the month of September, this according to Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

Over the same period, the total number of employed people rose to 89,257. Although this still means 6,731 fewer employed people than the same time last year.

Citizens Pharmacy

Supplies of a high dose flu vaccine recommended for older Americans are already running low in parts of Georgia and the nation. 


Public health officials have said it’s more important than ever to get the flu shot this year, with the pandemic still raging, because contracting both viruses could pose a grave risk to a person’s health. 

John Amis-Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The state is hiring a south Georgia economic developer to lead its efforts to bring more jobs and commerce to rural parts of the state. Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday that Tift County’s Brian Marlowe will be the new deputy commissioner for rural Georgia.

Family Promise of Albuquerque

This week is National Family Promise Week which is part of a national campaign to raise awareness about family homelessness and the challenges facing low-income families during the pandemic. Davin Welter is Executive Director of Family Promise of Athens (formerly known as Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens). 



UGA: Latest Covid-19 Reports

Oct 21, 2020

Positive cases of coronavirus seem to be remaining steady at UGA, with 84 new cases being reported from October 12th to October 18th. This is the fourth week in a row of less than 100 new cases being reported. 


25 of those were from on-campus surveillance testing, which performed just over 2,000 tests last week. The positivity rate dropped only slightly from 1.44% to 1.23%. 


Only 10 of the cases last week were among faculty and staff.