Rome’s jobless rate falls in February

Thursday, March 28, 2024–9:41 a.m.

-Georgia Department of Labor-

Georgia Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson said Thursday that Rome recorded an unemployment rate of 2.9 percent in February, down four-tenths over the month. A year ago, the rate was 3.3 percent.

“Georgia continues to thrive, fueled by a powerhouse workforce and savvy economic investments,” said Commissioner Bruce Thompson. “For the past 48 months and counting, Georgia has continued to outshine the nation with low unemployment and high-quality jobs. Our regional unemployment numbers are a testament to this remarkable track record of success and Georgia’s ability to drive economic opportunity across virtually every corner of the state.”

The labor force decreased in Rome by 65 and ended the month with 48,590. That number went up by 1,725 when compared to February of 2023.

Rome finished the month with 47,200 employed residents. That number increased by 128 over-the-month and rose by 1,893 when compared to the same time a year ago.

Rome ended February with 47,600 jobs. That number increased by 100 from January to February and rose by 1,700 when compared to this time last year.

In February, initial unemployment claims decreased by 745 (-78%) in Rome. When you compare February 2024 claims to February 2023, claims were down by 162 (-44%). 

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