Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County’s unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percent to 2.6 percent from October to November. A year ago, the rate was 2.6 percent.
“We are seeing job numbers continue to rise across the state as Georgians secure employment,” said Commissioner Butler. “Unemployment rates also dropped in regions throughout Georgia in November as we entered the holiday employment period.”
The labor force decreased in November by 132 to 52,680. That number is up 790 over-the-year.
Bartow County ended November with 51,306 employed residents. The number increased by 12 in November and was up 759 as compared to last year.
Initial claims for unemployment increased by 7 percent in November. When compared to last November, claims were up about 80 percent.
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 803 active job postings in Bartow County for November.
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TABLES AND GRAPHS REFLECTING LABOR MARKET DATA ARE AVAILABLE AT https://dol.georgia.gov/current-labor-force-data-and-graphs