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Carroll County Sees Drop in February Unemployment Rate

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Carroll County recorded an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent, down one-tenth of a percent over the month.  A year ago, the rate was 4.4 percent. Unemployment claims were down in Carroll County while both the labor force and number of employed were at all-time highs in the month of February. 

“Thanks to the hard work of many Georgians, February saw gains in jobs, labor force, and the number of employed for much of the state,” said Commissioner Mark Butler. “As we look towards the spring and summer months, we remain committed to working with employers as they continue to fill open positions with suitable job seekers.”

The labor force increased in February by 433 to 57,772, an all-time high. That number is up 1,987 over-the-year.

Carroll County ended February with an all-time high of 55,937 employed residents. That number increased by 481 in February and was up 2,627 as compared to last year.

Initial claims for unemployment decreased by 9 percent in February. When compared to last February, claims were down about 82 percent.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 774 active job postings in Carroll County for January.

Visit dol.georgia.gov to learn more about career opportunities, Employ Georgia, and other GDOL services for job seekers and employers and to connect with us on social media.

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