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Haralson County Sees Rise in June Unemployment Rate

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Haralson County recorded an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent in June, up six-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was four percent.

“While the seasonally adjusted state unemployment rate went down in June, it is important to note that local area rates are not seasonally adjusted to take account for fluctuations due to seasonal events that include weather, harvests, major holidays, and school schedules,” said Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “The increase in local rates is typical for summer and Georgia is still leading the Southern Region and third in the nation in percentage increases in employment.”

Georgia had a seasonally adjusted percent change in employment of 5.4 percent from June 2021 to June 2022. Georgia ranked 3rd (out of 8) in the South Region and 18th nationally for lowest unemployment rate, with a preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 2.9 percent for June 2022 and had the second lowest unemployment rate among the top ten most populated states (Florida, 2.8%).

The labor force increased in June by 72 to 13,154. That number is up 444 over the year.

Haralson County ended June with 12,735 employed residents. That number decreased by 1 in June and was up 533 as compared to last year.

Initial claims for unemployment were up 190 percent in June. When compared to last June, claims were down about 67 percent.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 91 active job postings in Haralson County for June.

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