Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County’s unemployment rate for November tied the lowest ever recorded for the area.  


Bartow’s employed residents and labor force both dipped in November. Meanwhile, critical indicators were positive for the year.   


“As we move through this holiday season, it’s exciting to see our communities doing so well,” Butler said. “While monthly numbers fluctuate, we continue to see long-term trends going in the right direction.”


The unemployment rate for November, at 3.1 percent, was down 0.4 percent over the previous month. A year ago, the rate was 4 percent.  


The labor force in Bartow County dropped by 214 in November to reach 50,512. That number is up by 434 over the past year, an average monthly gain of about 35.  


Bartow County lost 20 employed residents in November, pushing the total to 48,929. The number is up 853 for the year or about 70 per month.


Claims for unemployment insurance rose by 114 percent in November. They were up by 118 percent when compared to the same month a year ago.


Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at showed 259 active job postings in metro Bartow County for November.


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