GDOL: Gainesville unemployment rate unchanged in October

By AccessWDUN Staff
Posted 7:00AM on Thursday 25th November 2021 ( 1 year ago )

The unemployment rate for the Gainesville metro held steady in October at 1.7%. In October 2020, the rate was 3.5%.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in his monthly report, which was released Thursday morning, the labor force, the number of employed Georgians, and jobs were at an all-time high in the month of October.

"We are continuing to see all-time low unemployment rates across the state along with job growth in all of our statistical areas," Butler said. “The focus now is getting more Georgians into the workforce to fill these critical positions, particularly as we gear up for a strong holiday employment season.”

Included in the October report for the Gainesville metro:

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at showed about 1,730 active job postings in Gainesville for October.

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