State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler reported on Thursday that Georgia’s unemployment rate decreased in June to 7.6 percent; that was 3.5 percentage points lower than the national rate of 11.1 percent. June 2020 statistics from the Georgia Department of Labor also revealed over-the-month increases for the labor force, employment, and jobs.
The state unemployment rate for June dropped by 1.8 percentage points from the May rate. The rate stood at 3.5 percent in June 2019.
Unemployment claims declined statewide by 228,209, or 27 percent, over the month, but rose over the year by 589,441, or 3,202 percent.