The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the unemployment rate in Rome rose five-tenths of a percentage point from May to reach 4.2 percent in June. The rate was eight percent a year ago.
Rome ended June with 40,400 jobs, a decline by 200 from May but an uptick of 1,400 in comparison to last year.
Initial claims for unemployment insurance were down by four percent in this metropolitan statistical area (MSA) over the month and by around 84 percent over the year.
Rome’s labor force and number of employed residents both dropped over the month, but rose over the year.
Northwest Georgia’s unemployment rate rose by four-tenths of a percentage point from May to arrive at 3.7 percent in June. A year ago, the rate was 7.2 percent.
First-time unemployment claims in the region dropped by 22 percent over the month and by about 87 percent over the year.