Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Gordon County unemployment rate significantly decreased by 1 percentage points in October.
Additionally, Gordon County saw a monthly increase in both labor force and employment for October.
“In October, every region and county 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 Gordon County, the unemployment rate decreased by 1 percentage points, dropping the rate to 3.2 percent. A year ago, the rate was 3.2 percent.
The labor force increased in October by 1,058. The October total was 29,094. That number is up by 1,063 from the total from October 2019.
Gordon County ended October with 28,158 employed residents. The number increased by 1,298 in October and was up 1,022 as compared to last year.
Initial claims for unemployment increased by 13 percent in October. When compared to last October, claims were up by about 378 percent.
The GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 556 active job postings in Gordon County for October.