(From the Georgia Department of Labor):
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Rome recorded an unemployment rate of 2.8 percent in July, down six-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 3.7 percent.
“This summer, we have seen unemployment rates drop while job numbers have climbed,” said Commissioner Mark Butler. “As employers have worked to fill positions with the most qualified people, job seekers have taken advantage of the wide range of employment opportunities with more benefits and flexibility than ever before.”
The labor force decreased in Rome by 280 and ended the month with 43,799. That number is up 17 when compared to July of 2021.
Rome finished the month with 42,556 employed residents. That number decreased by 23 over the month and rose 405 when compared to the same time a year ago.
Jobs were flat from June to July and rose 1,300 over the year, to 42,300.
The number of unemployment claims went up by 13 percent in Rome in July. When compared to last July, claims were down by about 21 percent.
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 761 active job postings in Rome for July.
Northwest Georgia Regional Commission – Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties.
- The July preliminary unemployment rate was down four-tenths to 2.7 percent o-t-m, the rate was 3.4 percent one year ago.
- The labor force was down 2,002 o-t-m and up 3,444 o-t-y, to 429,624.
- The number of employed was down 262 o-t-m and up 6,539 o-t-y, to 418,192.
- Initial claims were up 82 (3%) o-t-m and down 473 (-13%) o-t-y, to 3,055.
- Initial claims were up o-t-m in Manufacturing and Administrative and Support Services, and down o-t-y in Administrative and Support Services and Accommodation and Food Services.
- There were 5,059 jobs posted on Employ Georgia.
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