Georgia Unemployment Rates Set Record in September
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the state’s unemployment rate dipped in September to 3.7 percent, a number not reached since May 2001. At the same time, Georgia continued to set records for jobs and employed residents, Butler said.
“September was another great month for Georgia,” the commissioner said. “We set records for jobs and employed residents. At 4.5 million and growing, Georgia has more jobs than two dozen states have population.”
The September rate, at 3.7 percent, matched the national rate again. In September, Georgia added another 15,300 jobs to push the state’s total number to 4.57 million – a record. Over the past year, Georgia added 111,100 new jobs, or nearly 10,000 a month. People also got those jobs in record numbers.
Georgia ended September with just under 5 million employed residents. The state added 1,865 to the employment rolls for the month to set yet another record. By comparison, the state added about 8,800 folks to the employment rolls on an average month over the past year.
“It’s great to see Georgia continue to thrive,” Butler said. “Businesses are creating jobs and men and women are getting hired at record levels.”