County-by-county jobless rate vs. previous reports
Floyd: 4.1 percent, which rose from the previous month but was down vs. June of 2018.
Bartow: 3.6 percent, up from May, down from June 2018.
Gordon: 3.7 percent, also up from the previous month but still below June 2018.
Polk: 4 percent, up from May, down from June of 2018.
Chattooga: 4 percent, an increase from May, below June of last year.
Media release: Rome posted a strong June with key indicators showing improvement.
According to preliminary data, Rome added to its labor force and employed residents even as it grew jobs. Unemployment claims were also down across the one-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
“June was a very strong month for Georgia,” says Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “A number of local communities set records as the state added more than 20,000 jobs. Plus, we continued to add to our labor force and see the number of unemployment claims fall. Our local communities continue to prosper.”
Nationally, the unemployment rate inched up 0.1 percentage points in June to reach 3.7 percent. Georgia’s rate dropped 0.1 percentage points to settle at 3.7 percent. The local numbers:
- In Rome, the unemployment rate increased by 0.5 percentage points in June, reaching 4.1 percent. A year ago, the rate was 4.7 percent.
- Rome ended June with 42,600 jobs. That’s a increase of 400 jobs over the month and an increase of 1,200 jobs when compared to the same time a year ago.
- The labor force increased in June by 393. The total was 44,684. That number is up by 399 from the total from June 2018.
- Rome ended June with 42,874 employed residents. That number increased by 187 over the month and increased by 689 when compared to the same time a year ago.
- The number of unemployment claims decreased by about 9 percent in June. When compared to last June, claims were down by about 7 percent.
UPCOMING JOB FAIRS:
- Floyd County Career Fair, Thursday, July 25, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Georgia Department of Labor’s Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway. Interviews will be conducted onsite for over 20 vacant full- and part-time positions with Floyd County.
- Aug. 6: The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with GCP Applied Technology to host an upcoming job fair. The event will be held on Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway, Rome. GCP Applied Technology representatives will be onsite to interview job seekers for vacant positions as knitter operators and dayshift tapeline operators. Job seekers interested in attending the event may visit employgeorgia.com to create an account so you can prepare and submit a résumé. Having an Employ Georgia account expedites the interview process. Applicants are encouraged to bring their résumés, driver’s licenses and dress business casual to improve their chances to be hired.