ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Carroll County’s unemployment and jobs picture looked bright in August.
Butler said Wednesday that in August the unemployment rate was just 5 percent, unemployment claims fell and employment continued to climb.
“The August numbers show Carroll County’s economy and outlook for employment remains healthy,” said Butler.
The August unemployment rate was down from 5.3 percent in July. The labor force declined to 55,012 which can be attributed to school age workers returning to their educational institutions. That compares favorably to last August when the rate was 6.2 percent.
Unemployment claims were down by 5.7 percent to 250 – another good sign for Carroll’s economy. Claims were down in administrative and support services and manufacturing. Over the year, claims were down by 10.1 percent.
The total number of employed residents in Carroll County rose from 50,101 in August 2016 to 52,239 in August.
“Georgia continues to be one of the leaders in job creation and employment,” Butler said. “It's great to see our employers continue to create jobs, and Georgians going back to work
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 2,282 new active job postings in the Carroll County area for August.Visit dol.georgia.gov to learn more about career opportunities,