Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County tied an all-time low unemployment rate of 2.2 percent in October. A year ago, the rate was 4.7 percent.


“We are continuing to see all-time low unemployment rates across the state along with job growth in all of our statistical areas,” said Commissioner Mark Butler. “The focus now is getting more Georgians into the workforce to fill these critical positions, particularly as we gear up for a strong holiday employment season.”


The labor force increased in October by 313 to 51,029. That number is up 1,267 over-the-year.


Bartow County ended October with 49,931 employed residents.  The number increased by 345 in October and was up 2,498 as compared to last year.


Initial claims for unemployment decreased by 20 percent in October. When compared to last October, claims were down about 92 percent.


Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at showed 788 active job postings in Bartow County for October.