Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County’s unemployment rate did not change from July to August and tied the all-time low set last month.
“Although we are seeing fewer unemployed individuals now than before the pandemic started, we are also still seeing a decreased total number of people in the workforce when compared to numbers recorded prior to the pandemic,” said Commissioner Mark Butler. “This will continue to cause a hiring crunch until we can attract more people back to the workforce to fill the record number of job openings.”
In Bartow County, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.8 percent in August. A year ago, the rate was 6 percent.
The labor force decreased in August by 325 to 50,580. That number is up 2,721 over-the-year.
Bartow County ended August with 49,169 employed residents. The number decreased by 318 in August but was up 4,202 as compared to last year.
Initial claims for unemployment decreased 31 percent in August. When compared to last August, claims were down about 84 percent.
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 672 active job postings in Bartow County for August.
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