Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Carroll County registered an all-time low unemployment rate in July as the number of employed rose more than 800.
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 states economy. Career opportunities remain high for job seekers as we continue to see rising jobs numbers in metro and rural areas throughout Georgia.
In Carroll County, the unemployment rate was down one and four-tenths percentage points to 2.9 percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 7.6 percent.
The labor force increased in Carroll County by 72 and ended the month with 55,935. That number is up 2,705 when compared to July of 2020.
Carroll County finished the month with 54,311 employed residents. That number increased by 834 over the month and is up by 5,101 when compared to the same time a year ago.
The number of unemployment claims went down by 39 percent in Carroll County in July. When compared to last July, claims were down by about 86 percent.
Employ Georgia, the GDOLs online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 684 active job postings in Carroll County for July.
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