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Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow
County’s unemployment rate and unemployment claims both fell in
March. At the same time, all annual numbers for Bartow County remain
positive, preliminary numbers show. “We are moving into the Spring
with a strong jobs report,” Butler said. “The national economy is
booming. Georgia is also producing strong numbers consistently across
the state.” The unemployment rate for March went down by 0.2 percentage points, settling at 3.5 percent. A year ago, the rate was 3.8 percent.
The labor force in Bartow County fell by 54 in March, bringing the total to 50,191. The number has grown by 37 when compared to the same month a year ago. Bartow County added 60 employed residents in March,
bringing the total to 48,426. The number is up 196 for the year or about 16 per month. Claims for unemployment insurance were down by 22
in March. They were down by about 14 percent when compared to the
same month a year ago. Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing
service at employgeorgia.com showed 393 active job postings in metro
Bartow County for March. Visit dol.georgia.gov to learn more about career opportunities, Employ Georgia and other GDOL services for job seekers and employers and to connect with us on social media.