Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Brunswick saw its unemployment rate drop a substantial 1.6 percentage points in October.
Brunswick also saw monthly improvements across almost every major indicators, including labor force, number of employed residents, and initial claims for October.
“In October, every MSA saw unemployment rates dramatically decrease, including some areas that dropped to pre-pandemic numbers, demonstrating how strong our economy was across the state prior to the crisis and how we are successfully recovering,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “We have a significant number of jobs available on EmployGeorgia from all parts of the state for those looking for new career opportunities. Filling these jobs will be critical for continuing the growth we need to progress economically.”
In Brunswick, the unemployment rate decreased 1.6 percentage points in October, reaching 4.5 percent. A year ago, the rate was 3.2 percent.
The labor force increased in Brunswick by 1,016 and ended the month with 47,350. That number is down 5,287 when compared to October of 2019.
Brunswick finished the month with 45,241 employed residents. That number increased by 1,735 over the month but is down by 5,733 when compared to the same time a year ago.
Brunswick ended October with 38,800. jobs. That number decreased by 100 from September to October and decreased by 5,900 when compared to this time last year.
The number of unemployment claims went down by 13 percent in Brunswick. When compared to last October, claims were up by about 946 percent.
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 566 active job postings in metro Brunswick for October.