Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County recorded an unemployment rate of three percent in June, up five-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was four percent.


“While the seasonally adjusted state unemployment rate went down in June, it is important to note that local area rates are not seasonally adjusted to take account for fluctuations due to seasonal events that include weather, harvests, major holidays, and school schedules,” said Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “The increase in local rates is typical for summer and Georgia is still leading the Southern Region and third in the nation in percentage increases in employment.”

Georgia had a seasonally adjusted percent change in employment of 5.4 percent from June 2021 to June 2022. Georgia ranked 3rd (out of 8) in the South Region and 18th nationally for lowest unemployment rate, with a preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 2.9 percent for June 2022 and had the second lowest unemployment rate among the top ten most populated states (Florida, 2.8%).

The labor force increased in June by 259 to 52,834. That number is up 1,669 over the year.


Bartow County ended June with 51,262 employed residents. The number of employed remained the same over the month and rose 2,139 over-the-year.


Initial claims for unemployment went up by 79 percent in June. When compared to last June, claims were down about 68 percent.


Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at showed 671 active job postings in Bartow County for June.


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