Updated employment numbers for the Savannah, GA region show stronger than expected job growth.
According to the Georgia Department of Labor, Savannah area employment has returned to the levels of 2008.
A report in the Savannah Morning News shows cites strong growth in the manufacturing and financial services.
The updated returns should be celebrated, according to Trip Tollison with the Savannah Economic Development Authority. The average manufacturing job pays $55,000 to $60,000, and adding 1,000 positions in the span of a year “reflects how the economy is really coming back on the industrial side.”
Official employment numbers show 157, 800 people employed at the end of 2008. That figure has grown to 158,500 at the end of 2012.