Fulton County’s healthy job market and top-ranking post secondary education institutions continue to attract the talent that employers seek. The county’s labor force is more than 450,000 with an unemployment rate of 9.5%.
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Waiting period: 7 days
Waiting period recoverable after (consecutive from disability date): 21 days
Maximum weekly benefit: $500
Percentage average weekly wage (13 weeks prior to accident): 66-2/3%
Maximum weekly duration from date of injury: 400*
Georgia has been a right to work state since 1947 with fewer than one-half the states in the U.S. granting workers this protection. In 2011, union participation in Georgia was 3.9% while in the average U.S. participation in unions was 11.8%.