November 24, 2022 


Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County recorded an unemployment rate of 2.9 percent in October, up five-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 2.9 percent.


“Job seekers have continued to experience a favorable hiring environment across multiple job sectors, despite a slight uptick in unemployment rates,” said Commissioner Butler. “As we prepare for peak holiday hiring, we encourage job seekers to take advantage of the many employment opportunities, both full-time and part-time, available across Georgia.”


The labor force went up in October by 253 to 52,802. That number rose by 1,238 over the year.


Bartow County ended October with 51,281 employed residents. That number was down 30 over the month and rose 1,225 over the year.


Initial claims for unemployment were up 7 percent in October. When compared to last October, claims were up about 22 percent.


Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at showed 687 active job postings in Bartow County for October.


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