Dalton’s Unemployment Rate Drops In June

Thursday, July 23, 2020
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Dalton’s unemployment rate decreased in June. 
 
Due to the effects of COVID-19, all MSAs continue to see stinted yearly growth, yet monthly gains in nearly all major sectors are beginning to spike.  
 
“June continued to show positive growth across all MSAs,” said Comm. Butler. “We saw almost all major indicators head in the right direction but continue to work to support Georgia businesses and get Georgians back to work.”  
 
In Dalton, the unemployment rate decreased 3.3 percentage points in June, reaching 7.6 percent.
A year ago, the rate was 4.5 percent. 
 
Dalton ended June with 63,000 jobs. That number increased by 1,000 from May to June but was down by 3,400 when compared to this time last year.
 
The labor force decreased in June by 1,378 and ended the month with 56,067. That number is down 2,759 when compared to June of 2019. 
 
Dalton finished the month with 51,819 employed residents.  That number increased by 657 over the month but is down by 4,354 when compared to the same time a year ago. 
 
The number of unemployment claims went down by 36 percent in June. When compared to last June, claims were up by about 2,125 percent.
 
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 715 active job postings in metro Dalton for June.

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