Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Gordon County saw positive over-the-month measures for every key indicator in February.

“February’s numbers are a strong indication the state is getting back to where it was prior to the pandemic,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “Not only are we seeing growth for nearly every indicator in each region and county, but we are seeing the momentum start to switch in our favor. The unemployment rates are drastically dropping, the labor force numbers are gearing up, and most importantly, we are seeing initial claims decrease in almost every region and county.”   

In Gordon County, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.6 percentage points, bringing the rate to 3.6 percent. A year ago, the rate was 3.4 percent.

The labor force increased in February by 641. The February total was 29,624. That number is up by 466 from the total from February 2020.

Gordon County ended February with 28,568 employed residents.  The number increased by 789 in February and was up 396 as compared to last year.

Initial claims for unemployment decreased by 24 percent in February. When compared to last February, claims were up by about 272 percent.

The GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 505 active job postings in Gordon County for February.

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