Press Release:

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County’s unemployment rate decreased in January.


“In January we saw the rate drop across all regions and counties,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “Starting the year off strong with such a positive indicator is promising, especially as we learn to adapt to this ever-changing workforce due to COVID.” 


In Bartow County, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.3 percentage points, bringing the rate to 4.8 percent. A year ago, the rate was 3.6 percent.


The labor force decreased in January by 188. The January total was 50,078. That number is down by 1,522 from the total from January 2020.


Bartow County ended January with 47,680 employed residents.  The number decreased by 19 in January but was down 2,061 as compared to last year.


Initial claims for unemployment decreased by 27 percent in January. When compared to last January, claims were up by about 42 percent.


The GDOL’s online job listing service at showed 801 active job postings in Bartow County for January.


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