Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has been under fire the past few months regarding payment of unemployment benefits and has even drawn a Republican primary opponent in the 2022 election. But late last week it was announced that Georgia ranked second in the Southeast Region in April 2021 in paying unemployment insurance benefits to claimants timely — only behind Mississippi who processes a quarter of the claims Georgia processes.

According to the report, Georgia ranks second in the nation among the top 10 states by population for processing claims in categories less than 21 days. In both the Southeast Region and the Top 10 states by population, Georgia outpaced the United States total. 

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