First-time jobless claims fall in Rome last month

September 15, 2022–10:40 a.m.

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

First-time claims for unemployment insurance fell again in the Rome area last month.

According to the Georgia Department of Labor, there were 287 initial claims filed in August, down from 405 in July.

There were 311 claims in August of 2021.

First-time claims for unemployment insurance fell again in Gordon County last month.

According to the Georgia Department of Labor, there were 159 initial claims filed in August, down from 295 in July.

Bartow County saw a slight increase from 237 to 247 over the month.

Chattooga County was also up from 111 to 163.

Polk County went from 89 to 201 from August to July.

Meanwhile, the Rome area reported 42,500 jobs in August, up from 42,400 in July.

That is also up by 1,300 when compared to the 41,200 in August of last year.

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