Dalton Sees An Increase In Jobs In June

Thursday, July 22, 2021
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Dalton saw an increase in jobs over-the-month and over-the-year in June.
 
"We are continuing to see an increase in the number of jobs available and very few actual reported layoffs through the WARN system, both good signs of an improving economy,” said Comm. Butler. “We must continue to work together to connect those seeking work with the many jobs available that offer stable salaries and competitive benefits.”
 
In Dalton, the unemployment rate was up five-tenths to 4.4 percent from May to June.
A year ago, the rate was 8.1 percent.
 
The labor force increased in Dalton by 464 and ended the month with 59,196. That number is up 1,442 when compared to June of 2020.
 
Dalton finished the month with 56,594 employed residents.  That number increased by 168 over the month and is up by 3,495 when compared to the same time a year ago.
 
Dalton ended June with 65,200 jobs. That number increased by 1,000 from May to June and increased by 2,100 when compared to this time last year.
  
The number of unemployment claims went down by 27 percent in Dalton. When compared to last June, claims were down by about 90 percent.
 
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 1,371 active job postings in Dalton for June.

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