Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was for November was 7.2 percent, according to state's Labor Department.
That’s down nearly half a point from November 2013, when it was 7.6 percent.
"In addition to strong job growth that has made Georgia a leading state in job creation for several months, we saw our total number of initial claims for unemployment insurance in November fall to the lowest point in more than 14 years," said Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.
You might get more presents at your doorstep this Hannukkah and Christmas. That’s because there’s expected to be an increase in the number of packages being shipped.
Atlanta-based UPS anticipates an 11 percent growth in package deliveries this holiday season. The U.S. Postal Service expects to top that with 12 percent increase in parcels. Michael Miles is a spokesman for the Atlanta District of the U.S. postal service.
“Most of that volume is due to the growth in ecommerce.”
NPR is reporting that Sony has canceled the Christmas Day release of "The Interview." This comes after recent reports that most of the major cinema chains were not going to screen the film - citing concerns over threats.
"We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public," Sony said in a statement. "We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome."
A Vermont artist has won a three-year trademark fight with Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A. Despite the company's objections, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office gave Bo Muller-Moore the trademark rights to the phrase, "Eat More Kale," which he puts on the T-shirts he sells.
Recent data show veterans who have served since September 11, 2001, have a higher unemployment rate than the national average. As the government works to reduce that rate, a convention in Atlanta this week focused on helping veterans who own small businesses.
The Christmas holiday travel period is expected to be brisker this year, according to the industry trade group Airlines 4 America. About 45 million passengers are expected to take to the skies. That's up two percent compared to last year.
The good news? Airlines have added seats to accommodate the extra 47,000 passengers a day.
No surprise, Atlanta’s airport will be robust.
During a media briefing Wednesday, John Heimlich of the airline trade group Airlines 4 America said Hartsfield-Jackson will be the busiest, followed by LAX and Chicago-O'Hare.
A barn dubbed the "Christmas Cottage" is one way Big John's Christmas Trees makes money during the holiday season. Big John's owner says customers are more interested in ancillary services this year compared to the past few, a move he thinks represents an improving economy.
Shoppers search for doorbusters during Macy's Lenox Black Friday store opening. Many in the African-American community called for a national boycott of Black Friday in protest over the events in Ferguson.
The Sunday after Thanksgiving is one of -- if not the busiest -- travel days of the year.
Hartsfield-Jackson International officials predicted more than 7-million passengers will pass through its gates during November, which includes the busy Thanksgiving travel period. They expect today to bring the most travelers of the week.
That's a lot of people. So if you're flying this travel season, chances are you’re going to run across fellow travelers who aren’t as, um, considerate as others.
Atlanta-based Coca-Cola announced it’s launching a new line of milk nationwide called Fairlife, and if that conjures images of cute kids with milk mustaches from the ‘Got Milk’ ads, think again.
The ads for Fairlife depict fit, 20-something women in revealing dresses made of milk.
“It’s not a family around where they’ve replaced the traditional milk with this new product for their breakfast cereal. It looks to me like it’s trying to get at someone who’s currently not drinking milk,” said Doug Bowman, who teaches marketing at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
After much anticipation, the Krog Street Market officially opens in Inman Park today. Developers say the new market is the first “food hall” to open in Atlanta.
Inman Park resident Lee Arno stands in front of the 30,000 square foot market. Inside there are stores, several food, retail stalls and a handful of restaurants. Arno lives just steps away and is looking forward to its opening.
In the past four years, Atlanta’s airport has seen a boost in revenue and a growing number of jobs. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed touted the increases today during the release of a 2013 economic impact study released by the airport.
Mayor Reed said last year, Hartsfield-Jackson International generated more than $34 billion in direct business revenue to metro Atlanta. That includes money from airlines, concessions and local hotels. And Reed said it’s about $2 billion more than in 2009, the last time this type of study was released.