Georgia’s Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has announced that Rome added to its labor force in February. According to the preliminary data issued by the Georgia Department of Labor, the one-county metropolitan statistical area (or MSA) also exhibited an increase in employment for the month and the year.
Rome’s unemployment rate stood at 3.7 percent last month to mark a decline from 3.9 percent in January and from 4.2 percent in February 2019.
This area ended February 2020 with 42,300 jobs, up by 200 from January and by 500 over the year.
First time unemployment claims declined by about 69 percent over the month and rose by about nine percent over the year.
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.