Dalton Sees Decrease In Unemployment Rate

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Dalton saw a decrease in the unemployment rate of six-tenths of a percent over the month to 2.5 percent.  A year ago, the rate was 5.1 percent.
 
"We are seeing all-time low unemployment rates throughout the state of Georgia reflecting an economy that is continuing to rapidly recover,” said Comm. Butler. “We are working with employers across the state to post, recruit, and fill critical positions in preparation for a strong holiday employment season.”
 
The labor force decreased in Dalton by 196 and ended the month with 58,226.
That number is up 1,642 when compared to September of 2020.
 
Dalton finished the month with 56,745 employed residents.  That number increased by 120 over the month and is up by 3,064 when compared to the same time a year ago.
 
Dalton ended September with 64,800 jobs. That number decreased 200 from August to September but increased by 400 when compared to this time last year.
  
The number of unemployment claims went up by 9 percent in Dalton in September. When compared to last September, claims were down by about 84 percent.
 
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 1,083 active job postings in Dalton for September.

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