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Labor Chief: 1900 New Jobs Were Available ‘In & Around Carroll County’ In May

Carroll County’s unemployment rate drops 1-tenth of a point down to 5.4-percent for the month of May. The rate was almost seven percent at this time last year.
 
“When the unemployment rate came out on the national level— even though the rate went down by 3/10 of a point— most of that had to do with the fact that we saw hundreds of thousands of people leave the workforce, which is not good news,” State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said. “We are not seeing that in Carroll County though. As a matter of fact, we saw over 300 individuals return to the workforce. So we are seeing the workforce number increase in Carroll County, which is good news. Even better news is that we saw almost 400 individuals gain employment in Carroll County.”
 
Butler says records indicate there were 1900 new jobs available in and around Carroll County in the month of May.
 
“Even though we do not get official U.S. Dept. Of Labor numbers for Carroll County, we have something quite frankly I believe is even better. We have our new system employgeorgia.com which tracks job postings in real time,” Butler said. “When we took a look at all of the jobs in Carroll County and the border counties—excluding Fulton County— we are showing 1900 new jobs in the month of May. These are all brand new jobs.
 
The state’s unemployment rate as a whole is down to 4.7-percent
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