Northwest Georgia Posts Positive Numbers Across The Board For Labor Market In March
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Northwest Georgia saw positive over-the-month measures for nearly every key indicator in March.
“We had another strong month in March,” said Comm. Butler. “We saw the unemployment rate drop in every single region and county, along with an increase in jobs across the state and most importantly, a decrease in over-the-year initial claims for every region and county.”
In Northwest Georgia, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.4 percentage points, bringing the rate to 3.3 percent.
A year ago, the rate was 3.5 percent.
The labor force increased in March by 1,661. The March total was 424,179. That number is down by 1,839 from the total from March 2020.
Northwest Georgia ended March with 410,048 employed residents. The number increased by 3,220 in March and was down 1,271 as compared to last year.
Initial claims for unemployment increased by 15 percent in March. When compared to last March, claims were down by about 55 percent.
The GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 6,311 active job postings in Northwest Georgia for March.