Mark Butler, Georgia’s Labor Commissioner, has reported that Rome tied its record low unemployment rate in November.  According to preliminary data from the state Department of Labor, the one-county Metropolitian Statistical Area (or MSA) also added jobs and employed residents.

Rome’s unemployment rate stood at 3.1 percent last month to tie the all-time low.  The rate was down from 3.3 percent in October and from 3.8 percent in November 2018.

Jobs rose by 200 over the month and by 1,200 over the year to total 43,100 in  November 2019.

The number of unemployment claims increased by about 42 percent over the month, but declined by about 58 percent over the year.

Georgia’s unemployment rate fell in November to 3.3 percent, the lowest rate since the federal government began keeping records in 1976.