Georgia Sets New Jobs Record In June
Georgia added more than 20,000 jobs in June, pushing the state to a new record high.
According to State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, Georgia currently has more than 4.6 million jobs.
“The numbers for June are very impressive,” Butler said. “We set yet another record for jobs, fewer people filed unemployment claims and our number of employed residents is climbing. There’s plenty to be encouraged about in the June report.”
Four sectors added more than 2,000 jobs last month:
Education/health services- 3,600
Professional/business services- 2,700
Butler also said the low number of unemployment claims last month nearly broke a record that was set decades ago.
The total number of claims filed in June (18,410) was the second lowest since 1974.
Georgia's unemployment rate increased slightly last month to reach 3.7%.
In June, EmployGeorgia.com noted just under 80,000 job postings.