Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Northwest Georgia registered an all-time low unemployment rate in July as the number of employed rose more than 4,100.
“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 Northwest Georgia, the unemployment rate was down one and one-tenth percentage points to 2.7 percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 6.6 percent.
The labor force decreased in Northwest Georgia by 376 and ended the month with 423,181. That number is up 17,790 when compared to July of 2020.
Northwest Georgia finished the month with 411,805 employed residents. That number increased by 4,150 over the month and is up by 33,231 when compared to the same time a year ago.
The number of unemployment claims went down by 33 percent in Northwest Georgia in July. When compared to last July, claims were down by about 90 percent.
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 4,852 active job postings in Northwest Georgia for July.