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GDOL: Coastal Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Drops in April

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 a decrease in its unemployment rate for April.

“We had another strong month in April,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “We saw the unemployment rate decrease in every region and county, along with an over the month and over the year decrease in initial claims for nearly every region and country.”

In Coastal Georgia, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points, bringing the rate to 3.8 percent. A year ago, the rate was 13.7 percent.

The labor force decreased in April by 1,154. The March total was 343,014. That number is up by 19,814 from the total from April 2020.

Coastal Georgia ended April with 330,060 employed residents.  The number decreased by 324 in April and was up 51,208 as compared to last year.

Initial claims for unemployment decreased by 10 percent in April. When compared to last April, claims were down by about 92 percent.

The GDOL’s online job listing service at showed 9,160 active job postings in Coastal Georgia for April.

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