Press Release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County’s unemployment rate decreased in June.

Due to the effects of COVID-19, all regions and counties continue to see stinted yearly growth, yet monthly gains in nearly all major sectors are beginning to spike. 

“June continued to show positive growth across all regions and counties,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “We saw almost all major indicators head in the right direction but continue to work to support Georgia businesses and get Georgians back to work.” 

In Bartow County, the unemployment rate decreased in June to 7.3 percent, a decrease of 2.1 percentage points. A year ago, the rate was 3.5 percent.

The labor force increased in June by 265. The June total was 48,227. That number is down by 2,139 from the total from June 2019.

Bartow County ended June with 44,729 employed residents.  The number increased by 1,261 in June and was down 3,892 as compared to last year.

Initial claims for unemployment decreased by 42 percent in June. When compared to last June, claims were up by about 3,673 percent.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at showed 464 active job postings in Bartow County for June. Visit to learn more about career opportunities, Employ Georgia, and other GDOL services for job seekers and employers.