Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Rome saw positive over-the-month measures in almost every key indicator in March.

“We had another strong month in March,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “We saw the unemployment rate drop in every single MSA, along with an increase in jobs across the state and most importantly, a decrease in over-the-year initial claims for every MSA.”   

In Rome, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.5 percentage points in March, reaching 3.7 percent. A year ago, the rate was 3.7 percent.

The labor force increased in Rome by 74 and ended the month with 44,364. That number is up 326 when compared to March of 2020.

Rome finished the month with 42,732 employed residents.  That number increased by 283 over the month and is up by 316 when compared to the same time a year ago.

Rome ended March with 40,700 jobs. That number increased by 300 from February to March and decreased by 900 when compared to this time last year.

The number of unemployment claims went up by 27 percent in Rome. When compared to last March, claims were down by about 67 percent.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at showed about 756 active job postings in metro Rome for March.