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.