Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Carroll Countys unemployment rate spiked in April, reaching an all-time high.
Due to the effects of COVID-19, all regions and counties throughout the state saw a dramatic incline in initial claims along with the unemployment rate.
Although we are seeing all-time high unemployment rates across a majority of the state, we are continuing to work with employers on effective strategies to get Georgians back to work in both a safe and economically efficient way, said Butler.
In Carroll County, the unemployment rate increased in April to 12.9 percent, an increase of 8.3 percentage points. A year ago, the rate was 3.1 percent.
The number of unemployment claims dramatically increased by 295 percent in April due to COVID-19 lay-offs. When compared to last April, claims were up by about 8,018 percent.
The labor force decreased in April by 3,394. The April total was 52,476. That number is down by 2,045 from the total from April 2018.
Carroll County ended April with 45,688 employed residents. The number decreased by 7,610 in April and was down 7,136 as compared to last year.
Employ Georgia, the GDOLs online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 457 active job postings in Carroll County for April.
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