Georgia ended federal pandemic-related unemployment assistance on June 26. The supplemental benefit would have ended in September.
The action came as small businesses and other employers continue to struggle to find qualified job applicants, NFIB State Director Nathan Humphrey said.
“Small businesses all across Georgia are scaling back and cutting back on the hours they’re open because they don’t have enough people to work, and that’s making it even harder for them to rebound from the COVID-19 downturn,” he said.
State-specific data is not available, but the latest NFIB Jobs Report shows 46% of small business owners reported job openings they could not fill in the current period, down two points from May but still above the 48-year historical average of 22%. Click here to learn more.