Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County’s labor force increased in June.


“We are continuing to see an increase in the number of jobs available and very few actual reported layoffs through the WARN system, both good signs of an improving economy,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “We must continue to work together to connect those seeking work with the many jobs available that offer stable salaries and competitive benefits.”


In Bartow County, the unemployment rate increased in June to 3.9 percent, an increase of three-tenths percentage points. A year ago, the rate was 7.9 percent.


The labor force increased in June by 379 to 50,929. That number is up 2,296 over-the-year.


Bartow County ended June with 48,938 employed residents.  The number increased by 184 in June and was up 4,156 as compared to last year.


Initial claims for unemployment decreased by 25 percent in June. When compared to last June, claims were down about 86 percent.


Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at showed 785 active job postings in Bartow County for June.


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