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NW GA unemployment rate falls in November

By Denise Ray This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler released a statement Jan. 3 announcing that Northwest Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped in November. At the same time, most indicators remain positive for the year.   

The Northwest Georgia region includes Bartow, Chattooga, Catoosa, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield.

“It’s exciting to see our communities doing so well,” Butler said. “While monthly numbers fluctuate, we continue to see long-term trends going in the right direction.”

The unemployment rate for November, at 3.3 percent, was down 0.4 percent over the previous month. A year ago, the rate was 4.2 percent. The November rate was tied for fourth among the 12 regions.

The labor force in Northwest Georgia went down by 2,779 in November to reach 420,570. That number is up by 3,059 over the past year, an average monthly increase of about 255.  

Northwest Georgia lost 1,186 employed residents in November, pushing the total to 406,671. The number is up 6,777 for the year, or about 565 per month.

Claims for unemployment insurance were up by 61 percent in November. They were up by 72 percent when compared to the same month a year ago.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service, showed 1,805 active job postings in metro Northwest Georgia for November.

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