Dalton Sees Drop In April Unemployment Rate

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Dalton recorded an unemployment rate of 2.6 percent in April, down one percentage point over the month. A year ago, the rate was 4.3 percent. 
 
"As employers continue to fill their vacancies with qualified job seekers, we are encouraged to see many Georgians eager to return to the workforce," said Comm. Butler. "This dedication on the part of both employer and job seeker is what has enabled us to fill the demand for goods and services in record numbers across the state." 
 
The labor force decreased in Dalton by 884 and ended the month with 58,613.
That number is down 464 when compared to April of 2021.
 
Dalton finished the month with 57,101 employed residents. That number decreased by 257 over the month and is up by 553 when compared to the same time a year ago.
 
Dalton ended April with 66,400 jobs. That number went down by 300 from March to April and is up by 1,500 when compared to this time last year.
  
The number of unemployment claims went down by 58 percent in Dalton in April. When compared to last April, claims were down by about 86 percent.
 
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 1,318 active job postings in Dalton for April.

New And Used Vehicle Sales Rise In June

Jobs4TN.gov System Still Down; Officials Hope To Restore The System Before The July 4th Holiday

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events July 4-8


New vehicle sales in Hamilton County rose in June to 1,030, and used vehicle sales rose to 4,475, according to figures from the County Clerk's office. That compares to 1,336 new vehicles sold ... (click for more)

Since Sunday, June 25, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development has been working with Geographic Solution, Inc., the vendor that operates Jobs4TN.gov, to navigate a system outage at ... (click for more)

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Business

New And Used Vehicle Sales Rise In June

New vehicle sales in Hamilton County rose in June to 1,030, and used vehicle sales rose to 4,475, according to figures from the County Clerk's office. That compares to 1,336 new vehicles sold and 4,234 used vehicles sold in June, 2021. Totals for June included 197 new cars and 833 new trucks sold. They included 1,928 used cars and 2,547 used trucks sold. (click for more)

Jobs4TN.gov System Still Down; Officials Hope To Restore The System Before The July 4th Holiday

Since Sunday, June 25, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development has been working with Geographic Solution, Inc., the vendor that operates Jobs4TN.gov, to navigate a system outage at the company’s network operations center that took Jobs4TN.gov offline. Officials said, "TDLWD notified unemployment claimants and stakeholders Sunday when it became apparent the system ... (click for more)

Breaking News

EPA Awarding Brownfield Grant At Site Of Planned Lookouts Stadium

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe on Wednesday is set to present the city of Chattanooga with Brownfield program cleanup and assessment grants at the site of a planned new $79.5 million stadium to be used by the Lookouts. The press conference will be at the U.S. Pipe/Wheland site. The grant is "to help spur economic revitalization ... (click for more)

$79.5 Million Stadium Touted As Catalyst For Major Project At Long-Blighted Wheland/U.S. Pipe Site; Lookouts To Pay $1 Million Annually To Lease "Community" Stadium

More than 100 acres of the long-neglected U.S. Pipe and Wheland Foundry sites "will begin transforming into a world-class live-work-play district that will generate more than $40 million for schools," Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger and Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly announced at a press conference at the site on Thursday. Flanked by nationally renowned master developer Jim ... (click for more)

Opinion

New Stadium Does Not Pass The Smell Test - And Response

I can't find any logical reasons that the new Lookout stadium is being placed where it is other than to think it's a combination of favoritism and eliminating an eyesore. All statistics point to an illogical decision coupled with questionable tax breaks/support. Lookouts average attendance in 2018 (all that I could quickly find) was 3,206 per game and ranked 74th among ... (click for more)

School Achievement Tied To Funding?

My career was in the public schools of several states. I never drew the connection to funding for schools and achievement until later. This is what I have found. The states of the deep south are run by Republicans. In all of them, educational achievement is poor. Is there a connection between funding for schools and achievement? The answer to that should be a resounding "yes." ... (click for more)