Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Dalton recorded an unchanged unemployment rate of 3.6 percent in August. A year ago, the rate was 3.8 percent.
“As we look toward the fall, we are committed to supporting the workforce as employers search for seasonal, full-time, and part-time employees to fill vacancies in preparation for the holiday employment season,” said Comm. Butler.
The labor force decreased in Dalton by 676 and ended the month with 58,293.
That number increased by 126 when compared to August of 2021.
Dalton finished the month with 56,220 employed residents. That number decreased by 650 over the month and rose by 291 when compared to the same time a year ago.
Dalton ended August with 67,100 jobs. That number went down 100 from July to August and increased by 1,500 when compared to this time last year.
The number of unemployment claims went down by 34 percent in Dalton in August. When compared to last August, claims were up by about 50 percent.
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 937 active job postings in Dalton for August.