Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County recorded an unemployment rate of 2.8 percent in August, up three-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 3.5 percent.
“As we look toward the fall, we are committed to supporting the workforce as employers search for seasonal, full-time, and part-time employees to fill vacancies in preparation for the holiday employment season,” said Commissioner Mark Butler.
The labor force went down in August by 234 to 52,297. That number rose by 1,316 over the year.
Bartow County ended August with 50,814 employed residents. That number was down 410 over the month and rose 1,596 over the year.
Initial claims for unemployment were up 4 percent in August. When compared to last August, claims were down about 25 percent.
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 589 active job postings in Bartow County for August.
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TABLES AND GRAPHS REFLECTING LABOR MARKET DATA ARE AVAILABLE AT https://dol.georgia.gov/current-labor-force-data-and-graphs