Northwest Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Drastically Drops In October

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Northwest Georgia’s unemployment rate significantly decreased by 1.1 percentage points in October.

 

Additionally, Northwest Georgia saw a monthly increase in both labor force and employment for October.

 

“In October, every region and county saw unemployment rates dramatically decrease, including some areas that dropped to pre-pandemic numbers, demonstrating how strong our economy was across the state prior to the crisis and how we are successfully recovering,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler.  “We have a significant number of jobs available on EmployGeorgia from all parts of the state for those looking for new career opportunities.  Filling these jobs will be critical for continuing the growth we need to progress economically.”

 

Dalton saw its unemployment rate drop a substantial 0.8 percentage points in October.

Dalton also saw monthly improvements across almost every major indicators, including labor force, number of employed residents, and initial claims for October.

In Dalton, the unemployment rate decreased 0.8 percentage points in October, reaching 4.3 percent.

A year ago, the rate was 4.6 percent.

The labor force increased in Dalton by 1,727 and ended the month with 56,882. That number is down 2,187 when compared to October of 2019.

Dalton finished the month with 54,451 employed residents.  That number increased by 2,091 over the month but is down by 1,880 when compared to the same time a year ago.

Dalton ended October with 63,500. jobs. That number decreased by 200 from September to October and decreased by 2,700 when compared to this time last year.

The number of unemployment claims went down by 15 percent in Dalton. When compared to last October, claims were up by about 231 percent.

 

In Northwest Georgia, the unemployment rate decreased by 1.1 percentage points, dropping the rate to 3.5 percent. A year ago, the rate was 3.2 percent.

 

The labor force increased in October by 14,698. The October total was 418,639. That number is down by 4,368 from the total from October 2019.

 

Northwest Georgia ended October with 404,152 employed residents.  The number increased by 18,808 in October but was down 5,351 as compared to last year.

 

Initial claims for unemployment decreased by 2 percent in October. When compared to last October, claims were up by about 384 percent.

 

The GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 5,345 active job postings in Northwest Georgia for October.


HHM CPAs Hires 5 Employees

Mariah Barrows Named Banking Center Manager Of North Highway 58 First Horizon Bank

Stephen Adams Promoted To Shareholder At Chambliss Law


HHM Certified Public Accountants, a full-service CPA and consulting firm with locations in Chattanooga and Memphis, has hired two senior accountants and three staff accountants. HHM has ... (click for more)

First Horizon Bank, a member of the First Horizon Corp. family of companies, has named Mariah Barrows as banking center manager of the North Highway 58 location. Ms. Barrows’ career in banking ... (click for more)

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. announces registered patent attorney Stephen Adams has been elected as a shareholder of the firm. "Stephen is truly an all-star attorney. When he came ... (click for more)



Business

HHM CPAs Hires 5 Employees

HHM Certified Public Accountants, a full-service CPA and consulting firm with locations in Chattanooga and Memphis, has hired two senior accountants and three staff accountants. HHM has hired Joseph Bishop to its Management Advisory Services team. He will assist with all stages of mergers and acquisitions, including planning, implementation and evaluation of potential tax consequences. ... (click for more)

Mariah Barrows Named Banking Center Manager Of North Highway 58 First Horizon Bank

First Horizon Bank, a member of the First Horizon Corp. family of companies, has named Mariah Barrows as banking center manager of the North Highway 58 location. Ms. Barrows’ career in banking began at First Horizon in 2015. "As Banking Center manager, Ms. Barrows manages all aspects of the customer experience, as well as operations of the center. She coaches employees to address ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Has 2 New COVID Deaths, 177 New Cases; Hospitalizations, ICUs Continue To Drop; Tennessee Has 3,400 New Cases, 154 More COVID Deaths

Hamilton County reported 177 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, with 108 patients hospitalized, the lowest number since Nov. 16, 2020, and 24 in Intensive Care Units, the lowest number since Dec. 6, 2020. Five others were in the hospital with suspected COVID. Of those hospitalized, 45 are county residents, also the lowest number since Nov. 9, 2020. The new total of cases in ... (click for more)

UCF's Josh Heupel Is New Tennessee Football Coach

University of Central Florida's Josh Heupel, the Oklahoma quarterback who led his team to the national title, and who as an assistant coach and head coach captured conference championships at Oklahoma and UCF, has been named Tennessee's 27th head football coach, Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Danny White announced on Wednesday. "We looked at a number of potential candidates," ... (click for more)

Opinion

Smooth Operations Getting My COVID Vaccine

Thank you, Hamilton County Health Department. Yesterday I received my first shot of COVID vaccine at the Health Department’s River Park site. My appointment, which was scheduled online, went as smooth as anyone would want. Even with the handicap of rain everyone there was helpful and moved the cars along in a steady and orderly way. I arrived for my 9:30 appointment and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: "White Allyship"

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a-swirl in social justice reform yet sorely lacking in common sense, may be on the brink of alienating itself from the very community that supports it. Today the university will host a lecture and celebration focusing on ‘White Allies and Accountability’ when it is my view that such a distasteful folly will reversely reverberate within ... (click for more)