Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Coastal Georgia region notched a strong June with critical indicators improving again.
The 10-county Coastal Georgia region also posted monthly gains in employed residents, labor force and fewer unemployment claims were filed, preliminary numbers show.
“Georgia’s been in an extended growth cycle,” said Butler. “In June, our state and local communities added jobs and employed more people.”
Nationally, the unemployment rate inched up 0.1 percent points in June to reach 3.7 percent. Georgia’s rate dropped 0.1 percentage points to settle at 3.7 percent.
In Coastal Georgia, the unemployment rate rose in June. The rate went up by 0.4 percentage points in June, settling at 3.8 percent. A year ago, the rate was 4.2 percent.
The labor force increased in June by 2,533. The June total was 334,196. That number is up by 615 from the total from June 2018.
Coastal Georgia ended June with 321,379 employed residents. The number increased by 1,040 in June and was up by 1,965 as compared to last June.
The number of unemployment claims decreased in June by about 19 percent. When compared to last June, claims were down by about 20 percent.
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 3,854 active job postings in Coastal Georgia for June.
The Coastal region includes Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, and Screven counties.