Dalton’s Jobs Increase In September

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Dalton saw its jobs increase in September. 
 
Additionally, Dalton saw monthly increases in its labor force and number of employed residents for September. 
 
“Although we saw some negative metrics in certain MSAs, a majority of the areas saw increases in jobs, employed residents, and labor force,” said Comm. Butler. “We really need to push the tens of thousands of jobs that we have on our online job listing page EmployGeorgia.com.
The more we fill these jobs the more our state can regulate and show positive numbers throughout all MSAs.” 
 
In Dalton, the unemployment rate decreased 0.3 percentage points in September, reaching 5.1 percent. A year ago, the rate was 3.8 percent. 
 
The labor force increased in September by 667 and ended the month with 55,553. That number is down 3,300 when compared to September of 2019. 
 
Dalton finished the month with 52,711 employed residents.  That number increased by 779 over the month but is down by 3,891 when compared to the same time a year ago. 
 
Dalton ended September with 64,100. jobs. That number increased by 1,000 from August to September but decreased by 2,200 when compared to this time last year.
 
The number of unemployment claims went down by 7 percent in Dalton. When compared to last September, claims were up by about 361 percent.
 
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 1,105 active job postings in metro Dalton for September.

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