Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County saw positive over-the-month measures for every key indicator in April.


“We had another strong month in April,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “We saw the unemployment rate decrease in every region and county, along with an over the month and over the year decrease in initial claims for nearly every region and country.”   


In Bartow County, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.4 percentage points, bringing the rate to 3.3 percent. A year ago, the rate was 14.3 percent.


The labor force increased in April by one. The March total was 50,688. That number is up by 891 from the total from April 2020.


Bartow County ended April with 49,019 employed residents.  The number increased by 227 in April and was up 6,325 as compared to last year.


Initial claims for unemployment decreased by 36 percent in April. When compared to last April, claims were down by about 94 percent.


The GDOL’s online job listing service at showed 766 active job postings in Bartow County for April.


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