Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Carroll County’s unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percent to 2.7 percent from October to November. A year ago, the rate was 2.7 percent.
“We are seeing job numbers continue to rise across the state as Georgians secure employment,” said Commissioner Butler. “Unemployment rates also dropped in regions throughout Georgia in November as we entered the holiday employment period.”
The labor force decreased in November by 225 to 57,639. That number is up 843 over-the-year.
Carroll County ended November with 56,062 employed residents. The number decreased by 59 in November and was up 810 as compared to last year.
Initial claims for unemployment increased by 14 percent in November. When compared to last November, claims were down about 1 percent.
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 1,034 active job postings in Carroll County for November.