Rome sees hike in unemployment rate

January 27, 2022–10:30 a.m.


Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Rome recorded an unemployment rate of 2.3 percent, up three-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 5.2 percent. Despite this, Rome saw highs in the labor force, number of employed, and jobs in the month of December.

“Job numbers are up across Georgia, and our focus in 2022 is encouraging people to enter the workforce to help businesses provide the goods and services necessary for Georgia’s economy to continue to grow,” said Commissioner Mark Butler.

The labor force increased in Rome by 237 and ended the month with 43,889. That number is down 99 when compared to December of 2020.

Rome finished the month with 42,897 employed residents.  That number increased by 119 over the month and is up by 1,196 when compared to the same time a year ago.

Rome ended December with 41,700 jobs. That number increased by 200 from November to December and increased by 1,000 when compared to this time last year.

The number of unemployment claims went up by 37 percent in Rome in December. When compared to last December, claims were down by about 91 percent.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at showed about 914 active job postings in Rome for December.

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