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Coastal Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Remained Unchanged in August

The Coastal region includes Bulloch, Screven, Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, Camden, and McIntosh counties.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Coastal Georgia’s unemployment rate did not change from July to August.

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“Although we are seeing fewer unemployed individuals now than before the pandemic started, we are also still seeing a decreased total number of people in the workforce when compared to numbers recorded prior to the pandemic,” said Commissioner Mark Butler. “This will continue to cause a hiring crunch until we can attract more people back to the workforce to fill the record number of job openings.”

In Coastal Georgia, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.1 percent in August. A year ago, the rate was 6.9 percent.

The labor force decreased in Coastal Georgia in August by 724 to 343,482. That number is up 20,182 over-the-year.

Coastal Georgia ended August with 332,889 employed residents.  The number decreased by 724 in August but was up 31,903 as compared to last year.

Initial claims for unemployment decreased 9 percent in Coastal Georgia in August. When compared to last August, claims were down about 83 percent.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at showed 7,491 active job postings in Coastal Georgia for August.

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