June’s jobless rate in Northwest Georgia continued to drop following the pandemic spike; still much higher than a year earlier.

June’s jobless rate in Northwest Georgia continued to drop following the pandemic spike; still much higher than a year earlier.

The region’s unemployment rate decreased in June. Because of the effects of COVID-19, all parts of the state continued to see stinted yearly growth, yet monthly gains in nearly all major sectors are beginning to spike.

“June continued to show positive growth across all MSAs,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “We saw almost all major indicators head in the right direction but continue to work to support Georgia businesses and get Georgians back to work.”

Rome report:

  • The unemployment rate decreased 1.9 percentage points in June, reaching 7 percent. A year ago, the rate was 4 percent.
  • Rome ended June with 42,000 jobs. That number increased by 1,100 from May to June and was up by 200 when compared to this time last year.
  • The labor force decreased in June by 40 and ended the month with 44,098. That number is up 211 when compared to June of 2019.
  • Rome finished the month with 41,013 employed residents.  That number increased by 801 over the month but is down by 1,122 when compared to the same time a year ago.
  • The number of unemployment claims went down by 33 percent in June. When compared to last June, claims were up by about 1,641 percent.
  • Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 400 active job postings in metro Rome for June.

Bartow report:

  • The unemployment rate decreased in June to 7.3 percent, a decrease of 2.1 percentage points. A year ago, the rate was 3.5 percent.
  • The labor force increased in June by 265. The June total was 48,227. That number is down by 2,139 from the total from June 2019.
  • Bartow County ended June with 44,729 employed residents.  The number increased by 1,261 in June and was down 3,892 as compared to last year.
  • Initial claims for unemployment decreased by 42 percent in June. When compared to last June, claims were up by about 3,673 percent.
  • Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 464 active job postings in Bartow County for June.

Northwest Georgia overview:

  • The unemployment rate decreased in June to 6.6 percent, a decrease of 1.8 percentage points. A year ago, the rate was 3.7 percent.
  • The labor force increased in June by 377. The June total was 406,032. That number is down by 13,647 from the total from June 2019.
  • Northwest Georgia ended June with 379,087 employed residents.  The number increased by 7,337 in June and was down 25,230 as compared to last year.
  • Initial claims for unemployment decreased by 36 percent in June. When compared to last June, claims were up by about 2,341 percent.
  • Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 3,106 active job postings in Northwest Georgia for June.

EMPLOYMENT LINKS

  • Job postings on the Rome Floyd Chamber. Click Rome jobs
  • Job postings on the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce siteCartersville jobs
  • Northwest Georgia Career Depot. Career Depot
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