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Coastal Georgia Regional Commission Sees Rise in October Unemployment Rates and Labor Force

Coastal Georgia Regional Commission includes Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, and Screven counties.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said recently that all Regional Commissions recorded a rise in unemployment rates in October.


 

“Job seekers have continued to experience a favorable hiring environment across multiple job sectors, despite a slight uptick in unemployment rates,” said Commissioner Butler. “As we prepare for peak holiday hiring, we encourage job seekers to take advantage of the many employment opportunities, both full-time and part-time, available across Georgia.”

The labor force also rose in all Regional Commissions.

Coastal Georgia Regional Commission – Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, and Screven counties. (o-t-m – over the month / o-t-y – over the year)

  • The October preliminary unemployment rate was up four-tenths to 3.0 percent o-t-m, the rate was 3.2 percent one year ago.
  • The labor force was up 1,316 o-t-m and up 2,556 o-t-y, to 344,344.
  • The number of employed was down 300 o-t-m and up 3,211 o-t-y, to 333,918.
  • Initial claims were down 92 (-9%) o-t-m and down 200 (-17%) o-t-y, to 953.
  • Initial claims were down o-t-m in Administrative and Support Services and Manufacturing, and down o-t-y in Retail Trade and Administrative and Support Services.
  • There were 10,091 jobs posted on Employ Georgia.

See all regional commissions HERE.

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