Northwest Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Remained Unchanged In August

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Northwest Georgia’s unemployment rate did not change from July to August and ties the all-time low set last month.  

"Although we are seeing fewer unemployed individuals now than before the pandemic started, we are also still seeing a decreased total number of people in the workforce when compared to numbers recorded prior to the pandemic,” said Comm. Butler. “This will continue to cause a hiring crunch until we can attract more people back to the workforce to fill the record number of job openings.”

In Northwest Georgia, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.7 percent in August. A year ago, the rate was 5.5 percent.

The labor force decreased in August by 1,878 to 421,256. That number is up 20,886 over-the-year.
Northwest Georgia ended August with 410,025 employed residents.  The number decreased by 1,761 in August but was up 31,498 as compared to last year.

Initial claims for unemployment decreased 27 percent in August. When compared to last August, claims were down about 84 percent.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 4,746 active job postings in Northwest Georgia for August.

Visit gdol.ga.gov to learn more about career opportunities, Employ Georgia and other GDOL services for job seekers and employers.


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