Rome’s unemployment rate down slightly in February

March 31, 2022–6:22 p.m.

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Rome recorded an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent, down one-tenth of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 4.4 percent.

“Thanks to the hard work of many Georgians, February saw gains in jobs, labor force, and the number of employed for much of the state,” said Commissioner Mark Butler. “As we look towards the spring and summer months, we remain committed to working with employers as they continue to fill open positions with suitable job seekers.”

The labor force increased in Rome by 356 and ended the month with 44,491. That number is up 110 when compared to February of 2021.

Rome finished the month with 43,089 employed residents. That number increased by 403 over the month and is up by 640 when compared to the same time a year ago.

Rome ended February with 41,900 jobs. That number increased by 500 from January to February and increased by 1,100 when compared to this time last year.

The number of unemployment claims went down by 42 percent in Rome in February. When compared to last February, claims were down by about 81 percent.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 787 active job postings in Rome for February.

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