ATLANTA – The unemployment rate in Bartow County increased to 5 percent in July.  

The rate was up one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.9 percent in June. In July 2016, the rate was 5.5 percent.  

“While Bartow County’s rate increased slightly, 209 more people in the county went back to work,” said Commissioner Mark Butler.  

The total number of employed residents in the region rose by 209 to 47,724 from June to July.

“There were 1,771 more Bartow County residents employed than in July 2016,” said Commissioner Butler. “I’m pleased to see we have more people in Bartow County contributing to Georgia’s continued environment of economic opportunity.”

Unemployment claims were up by 144, or 73.8 percent, to 339. Claims were up in trade.  Over the year, claims were down by 26, or 7.1 percent, from 385 in July 2016.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at showed 8,045 new active job postings in Bartow County for July. 

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