Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that the Atlanta, Heart of Georgia, Northwest Georgia, River Valley, and Three Rivers Regional Commissions recorded decreases in their unemployment rate in February 2022.
The Central Savannah River, Coastal Georgia, Georgia Mountains, Middle Georgia, Northeast Georgia, Southern Georgia, and Southwest Georgia Regional Commissions reported unchanged unemployment rates from January to February.
“Thanks to the hard work of many Georgians, February saw gains in jobs, labor force, and the number of employed for much of the state,” Commissioner Mark Butler said. “As we look towards the spring and summer months, we remain committed to working with employers as they continue to fill open positions with suitable job seekers.”
The labor force rose in the Atlanta, Coastal Georgia, Georgia Mountains, Northeast Georgia, Northwest Georgia, and Three Rivers Regional Commissions.
Employment was up in the Atlanta, Coastal Georgia, Georgia Mountains, Middle Georgia, Northeast Georgia, Northwest Georgia, and Three Rivers Regional Commissions.
The number of initial claims decreased in all Regional Commissions in the month of February.
Please see a synopsis of the Heart of Georgia - Altamaha regional commission below:
Heart of Georgia – Altamaha Regional Commission includes Appling, Bleckley, Candler, Dodge, Emanuel, Evans, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne, Wheeler, and Wilcox counties.
• The February preliminary unemployment rate was down one-tenth to 3.7 percent over the month (o-t-m), the rate was 4.8 percent one year ago.
• The labor force was down 513 o-t-m and down 1,904 over the year (o-t-y), to 118,893.
• The number of employed was down 396 o-t-m and down 465 o-t-y, to 114,492.
• Initial claims were down 184 (-25%) o-t-m, and down 2,005 (-79%) o-t-y, to 542.
• Initial claims were down o-t-m in Administrative and Support Services and Manufacturing, and down o-t-y in Accommodation and Food Services and Trade.
• There were 1,002 jobs posted on Employ Georgia.