Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County recorded an all-time low unemployment rate of 1.9 percent, down three-tenths of a percent over the month.  A year ago, the rate was 4.6 percent.


“We are seeing the highest number of employed Georgians in our state’s history,” said Commissioner Mark Butler. “Looking towards the new year, our focus is on attracting more people to join the workforce in 2022.”


The labor force increased in November by 283 to 51,308. That number is up 1,282 over the year.


Bartow County ended November with an all-time high of 50,316 employed residents.  The number increased by 404 in November and was up 2,611 as compared to last year.


Initial claims for unemployment decreased by 28 percent in November. When compared to last November, claims were down about 89 percent.


Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at showed 546 active job postings in Bartow County for November.


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