Friday, April 19, 2013
More jobs and fewer layoffs in most metro Atlanta counties helped push the state's unemployment rate down to 8.4 percent, it's lowest since December 2008.
Friday, April 19
Georgia’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 8.4 percent in March, the lowest rate since December 2008, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. Bartow County saw 77 fewer initial claims for unemployment insurance in March than in February and 52 fewer than a year earlier, representing 16 and 11.4 percent drops, respectively. The county's preliminary February jobless rate is 9 percent, down from a revised 9.2 in January and 10 percent at the same time last year. The state jobless rate declined from 8.6 percent in February because of an increase in the number of jobs and fewer new layoffs. The rate was down from 9.1 percent in March a year ago. "Georgia employers created 23,700 jobs last month, which is one of the best job…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Staffing company Aerotek is looking to recruit 10 forklift operators to work at a manufacturing facility in Polk County.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Georgia Department of Labor says the jobless rate dropped four-tenths of a percent in February.
Bartow County's unemployment rate dropped to 9 percent in February, which was two-tenths of a percent lower than the month before. Out of the county's 49,231 workers, 4,422 of them were jobless last month. That's fewer than were counted as unemployed in January. And coupled with the slightly fewer people in the workforce, it combined to lower the unemployment rate. A year ago the unemployment rate was a full percentage point higher at 10 percent. County Rate Bartow 9.0% Cherokee 6.9 Cobb 7.4 Douglas 8.8 Forsyth 6.4 Fulton 8.9 Paulding 7.8 Metro Atlanta 8.3
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
January's devastating tornado may have inflated initial claims in that month.
Local unemployment rate figures won't be released for another week, but the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 8.6 percent in February, the lowest rate since January 2009, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. The rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.7 percent in January and six-tenths of a percentage point from 9.2 percent in February a year ago, the department announced in a release today. The story is a bit different in Bartow County, which had a much worse than normal January. With a devastating tornado wiping out some businesses and temporary closing others, the number of jobless people filing for initial unemployment claims was 1,679. In February, only 482 people filed for unemployment, so the 71.…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The affects of the Jan. 30 tornado that ripped through Adairsville might not be seen yet in the latest unemployment statistics.
It might be too soon to tell all of the affects of the tornado that hit Adairsville Jan. 30, but the unemployment rate in Bartow County jumped all the way to 9.3 percent from the previous month's rate of 8.6 percent. The labor force continues to grow, rising to 49,609 in January. The number of people working dropped by 180 people. The increase in workers and decrease in how many are working pushed the unemployment rate up seven tenths of a percent from December 2012, when it was down to 8.6 percent. Even the rise above 9 percent is still well below the January 2012 jobless rate, which topped double digits to hit 10.2 percent. After the Jan. 30 tornado, we'll have to wait for February's statistics to see the full affect of that devastation …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Officials estimate a minimum of six months will be required to reconstruct the Adairsville plant ravaged by a tornado, according to the Georgia Department of Labor, which is assisting employees laid off as a result of the storm.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Bartow County's more than 4,200 unemployed residents drove its jobless rate up in December, according to the state Department of Labor.
Bartow County had 100 fewer people working in December 2012 than a month earlier, but there also were 65 more people looking for work, which increased the unemployment rate to 8.6 percent. The county had 49,829 in the labor force last month. Coupled with only 45,557 of them working, the jobless rate rose three tenths of a percent from November 2012. But even the increase wasnn't enough to make it even close to the highest recorded unemployment rates in Georgia counties, with many much higher than 10 percent. County Rate Forsyth 6.5% Cherokee 6.9 Paulding 8.0 Bartow 8.6 Douglas 8.8 Fulton 9.3 Cherokee County – 6.9% Most counties in Georgia would be glad to have …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Georgia Department of Labor’s Cartersville Career Center will assist Chattahoochee Technical College with a Thursday career expo for veterans and other job seekers.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Bartow County’s unemployment rate dipped to 8.8 percent in September, but we want to see more decreases in the jobless rate. Count on Cartersville Patch to provide local economic development, business and jobs news and information. Georgia Department of Labor’s Cartersville Career Center is set to help Chattahoochee Technical College with its Thursday career expo for veterans and other job seekers. A number of local companies, including Shaw Industries, Georgia Power and Wynn Buick GMC, will be at the Nov. 1 expo, set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Building 400 on Chatt Tech's North Metro Campus in Acworth. It's set to feature a number of employers, educational institutions and resource agencies that provide assistance to job seekers. …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The local unemployment rate is the same as in northwest Georgia, which also declined along with that of the state.
Friday, October 26, 2012
While its labor force grew, more Bartow County residents were employed in September than in August, dipping the preliminary jobless rate to 8.8 percent. The county added 376 to its labor force and nearly 200 more to the employment rolls, according to figures released by the Georgia Department of Labor. Bartow's preliminary September unemployment rate is down from a revised 9.2 percent in August and 10 percent a year earlier. The preliminary rate in northwest Georgia also declined—to 8.8 percent in September from a revised 9.3 percent in August—primarily because the number of unemployed people decreased by 1,843. Also, the number of employed people increased by 5,326, according to a GDOL press release. Metro Atlanta's jobless rate dropped …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Initial claims for unemployment insurance in Bartow County and Georgia declined in September, as did the state's jobless rate.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Initial claims for unemployment insurance dropped in September, in both Bartow County and Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. Forty-nine fewer residents made a first claim in September than in August, representing a 9.6 percent decrease. Since September of last year, 280 fewer initial claims represent nearly a 40 percent drop. In the state, initial claims in September declined 13.5 percent—the fewest filed since September 2007. Most of the decline came in administrative and support services, retail trade, health care and social assistance, educational services, and accommodations and food services. Georgia’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate also declined two-tenths of a percentage point to 9 percent in September, …