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GA Dept of Labor: Coastal Georgia Posts Positive Numbers Across the Board in March

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 saw positive over-the-month and over-the year measures for nearly every key indicator in March.

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Coastal Georgia unemployment rates for the last 13 months – – by Regional Commission (RC) / Source: GA Dept of Labor

“We had another strong month in March,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “We saw the unemployment rate drop in every single region and county, along with an increase in jobs across the state and most importantly, a decrease in over-the-year initial claims for every region and county.”

In Coastal Georgia, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.5 percentage points, bringing the rate to 4 percent. A year ago, the rate was 3.6 percent.

The labor force increased in March by 4,771. The March total was 346,434. That number is up by 5,301 from the total from March 2020.

Coastal Georgia ended March with 332,665 employed residents.  The number increased by 6,211 in March and was up 3,921 as compared to last year.

Initial claims for unemployment increased by 28 percent in March. When compared to last March, claims were up by about 66 percent.

The GDOL’s online job listing service at showed 10,673 active job postings in Coastal Georgia for March.

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