Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Rome 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 MSA, 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 MSA.”   

In Rome, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.6 percentage points in February, reaching 4.1 percent. A year ago, the rate was 3.7 percent.

The labor force increased in Rome by 586 and ended the month with 44,462. That number is down 15 when compared to February of 2020.

Rome finished the month with 42,634 employed residents.  That number increased by 841 over the month and is down by 211 when compared to the same time a year ago.

Rome ended February with 40,600 jobs. That number increased by 300 from January to February and decreased by 1,100 when compared to this time last year.

The number of unemployment claims went down by 39 percent in Rome. When compared to last February, claims were up by about 163 percent.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 584 active job postings in metro Rome for February.