The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Rome’s unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in March, down 0.5 percent from February. A year ago, the rate was also 3.7 percent.
The metropolitan statistical area (or MSA) ended the month with 40,700 jobs, up by 300 from February but down by 900 in comparison to March 2020.
First-time unemployment claims in Rome rose by 27 percent over the month, but declined by about 67 percent over the year.
Rome’s labor force and number of employed residents also increased during the month and over the year.
Northwest Georgia’s unemployment rate was 3.3 percent in March, down by 0.4 percent from February. The regional rate was 3.5 percent a year ago.
Initial claims for unemployment across the region rose by 15 percent over the month, but dropped by about 55 percent over the year.
Visit the Georgia Department of Labor’s website at www.dol.georgia.gov for additional labor market data and information for job seekers.