Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Carroll County’s unemployment rate decreased in June.
Due to the effects of COVID-19, all regions and counties continue to see stinted yearly growth, yet monthly gains in nearly all major sectors are beginning to spike.
“June continued to show positive growth across all regions and counties,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “We saw almost all major indicators head in the right direction but continue to work to support Georgia businesses and get Georgians back to work.”
In Carroll County, the unemployment rate decreased in June to 7.6 percent, a decrease of 1.8 percentage points. A year ago, the rate was 3.9 percent.
The labor force increased in June by 430. The June total was 52,722. That number is down by 2,439 from the total from June 2019.
Carroll County ended June with 48,722 employed residents. The number increased by 1,354 in June and was down 4,279 as compared to last year.
Initial claims for unemployment decreased by 24 percent in June. When compared to last June, claims were up by about 3,123 percent.
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 553 active job postings in Carroll County for June.