Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Carroll County recorded an unemployment rate of 2.5 percent in September, down six-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 3.1 percent.
“We continue to see a steady rise in job creation and demand by employers to fill open positions,” said Commissioner Mark Butler. “This strong growth has led to Georgia having the fewest unemployed residents in over 20 years.”
The labor force increased in September by 135 to 57,572. That number is up 1,293 over the year.
Carroll County ended September with 56,140 employed residents. That number increased by 483 in September and was up 1,622 as compared to last year.
Initial claims for unemployment decreased by 24 percent in September. When compared to last September, claims were down about 59 percent.
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 1,083 active job postings in Carroll County for September.