August 26, 2021–10:45 a.m.
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
The unemployment rate in the Rome area dropped to 3% in July.
The jobless rate was 4.2% in June, and 7.4% in July of last year.
Bartow County’s unemployment rate was 2.8%, down from 4% the month before and 7.3% in July of 2020.
Gordon County checked in with a rate of 2.7%, down from 3.5% in June and 6.2% in July of last year.
Chattooga County was at 3.8%, down from 5.7% over the month and 9.8% over the year.
Polk County’s unemployment rate was 2.8%.
It was 3.9% in June and 6.7% in July of 2020.
The Rome area also reported 40,600 jobs last month, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.
That is down by about a thousand from the previous month, but up by 1,200 from this time last year.