Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County registered an all-time low unemployment rate in July as the number of employed rose more than 600.

“We are seeing positive labor market data across the state,” said Commissioner Butler. “The unemployment rate is down in every region, county, and metropolitan statistical area reflecting the strength of our state’s economy. Career opportunities remain high for job seekers as we continue to see rising jobs numbers in metro and rural areas throughout Georgia.”

In Bartow County, the unemployment rate was down one and two-tenths percentage points to 2.8 percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 7.3 percent.

The labor force increased in Bartow County by 29 and ended the month with 50,919. That number is up 2,417 when compared to July of 2020.

Bartow County finished the month with 49,502 employed residents.  That number increased by 625 over the month and is up by 4,554 when compared to the same time a year ago.

The number of unemployment claims went down by 37 percent in Bartow County in July. When compared to last July, claims were down by about 91 percent.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at showed about 700 active job postings in Bartow County for July.

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