Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Carroll County set two new records in November.
The county set a record high for employment at the same time Carrolls unemployment rate fell to a historic low. Meanwhile, Carroll also saw unemployment claims fall.
Georgia had a record number of jobs, employment and total individuals in our workforce, Butler said. We had the fewest number of unemployed individuals since 2001, when we had one million fewer people in our workforce. Overall, it was a spectacular month.
Nationally, the unemployment rate fell in November to 3.5 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percentage points. The nation also grew its labor force by 40,000, increased employment by 83,000 and added more 266,000 jobs.
Georgias unemployment rate, meanwhile, fell in November by 0.1 percentage points to 3.3 percent. That rate is the lowest since the federal government began keeping records in 1976.
In the county, the unemployment rate fell in November by 0.3 percentage points to 2.7 percent a new all-time low. A year ago, the rate was 3.4 percent.
The labor force in Carroll County fell by 98 in November, bringing the total to 55,714. The number is up by 416 when compared to the same month a year ago.
Carroll County added 84 employed residents in November, bringing the total to an all-time high of 54,198. The number is up by 776 for the year.
Claims for unemployment insurance were down by about 11 percent in November. They were down by about 23 percent when compared to the same month a year ago.
Employ Georgia, the GDOLs online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 484 active job postings in Carroll County for November.
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