Mark Butler, Georgia’s Labor Commissioner, has reported that the number of employed Georgians reached an all-time high in January 2020, totaling nearly five million. Statistics from the Georgia Department of Labor also revealed a record number of jobs, exceeding 4.5 million.
The state’s unemployment rate remained unchanged from December 2019 to January 2020 at 3.1 percent to equal an all-time low for Georgia. This year’s rate was down from 3.8 percent in January 2019.
Jobs in Georgia increased by 9,800 from the end of 2019 and by 53,100 over the year to reach an all-time high of 4,649,900.
Although the state’s unemployment claims exhibited an incline of 31 percent from December 2019 to January 2020, there was an historically low number of total claims. Georgia has not seen a lower number of claims since the year 1975, when the labor force was considerably fewer in number.
Georgia’s labor force also experienced an uptick from January 2019 to reach an all-time high in January 2020.
Connect with the Georgia Department of Labor online for more labor market data and information about services for job seekers at www.dol.georgia.gov.