Northwest Georgia’s Rate Increases in December

January 28th, 2021 – 10:25 AM

Georgia Labor Commission – 

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Northwest Georgia’s unemployment rate increased in December.

“In December, key indicators varied in the different regions and counties,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “Although this month’s numbers fluctuated more than usual, a majority of the areas saw positive job growth that continues to be indicative of the resilience that Georgia has to offer during this economic rebound.”

***Specifically the rate for Rome/Floyd county:

In Northwest Georgia, the unemployment rate increased by 0.3 percentage points, bringing the rate to 4.5 percent. A year ago, the rate was 3.6 percent.

The labor force decreased in December by 2,538. The December total was 419,587. That number is down by 5,586 from the total from December 2019.

Northwest Georgia ended December with 400,877 employed residents.  The number decreased by 3,635 in December and was down 9,126 as compared to last year.

Initial claims for unemployment increased by 81 percent in December. When compared to last December, claims were up by about 91 percent.

The GDOL’s online job listing service at showed 4,505 active job postings in Northwest Georgia for December.

***The rate for Northwest Georgia:


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