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GDOL: Gainesville unemployment rate drops to 1.7%

By AccessWDUN Staff

The Gainesville metro unemployment rate dropped to the lowest rate in recorded history in September, according to Thursday's report from the Georgia Department of Labor. 

The jobless rate of 1.7% is down five-tenths of a percent over the month.  A year ago, the rate was 4%.

"We are seeing all-time low unemployment rates throughout the state of Georgia reflecting an economy that is continuing to rapidly recover," said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

The challenge now, according to Butler, is finding people for seasonal jobs.

"We are working with employers across the state to post, recruit and fill critical positions in preparation for a strong holiday employment season," Butler said.

In other September 2021 statistics for the one-county Gainesville metro: 

  • The labor force increased in Gainesville by 302 and ended the month with 104,630. That number is up 6,005 when compared to September of 2020.
  • Gainesville finished the month with 102,870 employed residents.  That number increased by 831 over the month and is up by 8,165 when compared to the same time a year ago.
  • Gainesville ended September with 95,100 jobs. That number increased 500 from August to September and increased by 3,200 when compared to this time last year.
  • The number of unemployment claims went down by 44% in Gainesville in September. When compared to last September, claims were down by about 93%.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 1,621 active job postings in Gainesville for September.

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