That's down more than a full point from March 2013.
"We're only 100,000 jobs short of where we were prior to the Great Recession. We're 71% of the way back and the rate of job growth is accelerating," says Dr. Jeff Humphreys, an economist with the University of Georgia.
The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business held its annual Georgia Economic Outlook luncheon in Atlanta Wednesday. Gov. Nathan Deal opened the event and highlighted the state’s economic accomplishments.
The governor touted the state’s improvements such as increasing revenue, a declining unemployment rate, and maintaining a triple-A bond rating during the recession. On top of all of that, the governor cited the Tax Foundation, which says Georgia has the lowest taxes per capita of any state.
That's why the school has formed a university-wide committee to focus on the financial problems that could emerge if the partial shutdown of the federal government continues for an extended period of time.
"It's a beautiful photograph of Ray and his trademark glasses, of course, with his wide smile appearing as if he's there at the piano and that trademark look that everyone will immediately recognize," says USPS spokesman Michael Miles.
With an framed, autographed Herschel Walker jersey behind him, retiring University of Georgia president Dr. Michael Adams talks with WABE's Denis O'Hayer in the president's office in Athens on June 11, 2013.
On June 30, 2013, Dr. Michael Adams will retire as president of the University of Georgia.
In his 16 years at the helm, Adams has often sparked controversy with some of his decisions in both academics and athletics.
Part 2 of his conversation with WABE's Denis O'Hayer focused on athletics; with thoughts on Vince Dooley, the role of athletics at the university, and perennial Bulldog nemesis Steve Spurrier--among other things.
After 16 years, Dr. Michael Adams will retire as president of the University of Georgia on June 30, 2013. In part 1 of an extended conversation with WABE's Denis O'Hayer, Adams talked about his administration's emphasis on research, the soaring costs students and their families have paid, and the future of the liberal arts.
"If we want to stay competitive for recruiting top faculty, it's essential that we catch up in this regard. This is not about leading the pack, it's about us catching up with what other universities are doing," says Dr. Janet Frick, with UGA's Human Resources Committee.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia unanimously approved hiring Jere Morehead as the 22nd president of the University of Georgia today. Morehead has spent most of his career at the university and has served as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at UGA since 2010.
Delta Air Lines has added an extra flight each way between Atlanta and Columbia, Missouri—but only for next weekend.
That’s when the University of Georgia opens SEC play against Mizzou, a school new to the conference.
Delta spokesman Trebor Banstetter says Delta often adds flights to accommodate big sporting events.
“They’re a lot of fun, actually, to be on," says Banstetter. "The planes tend to be mostly filled with people who are flying for that specific event. You’ll see a lot of your fellow fans if you’re on these flights."
A new study led by a research scientist at the University of Georgia found that African-Americans in Georgia are less likely than whites to survive after being diagnosed with cancer. The study was recently published in the journal Cancer.
The study is one of the first to use what’s called mortality to incidence ratio or MIR.
“The MIR is essentially an estimate of kind of survival. It can be thought of that way.”
Sara Wagner is an assistant research scientist in UGA’s College of Public Health: