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Opinion

Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Falls Below 3% for the First Time in History

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For the first time in Georgia history, the state’s unemployment rate fell below 3%. According to Georgia Labor Commissioner, Mark Butler, the June unemployment rate was 2.9%, which was well-below the national average of 3.6%

The figures from the Georgia Department of Labor also show that non-farm jobs rose by more than 18,100 from May to June this year, which brings the total number of jobs to 4,801,800. The sectors that saw the largest increase in jobs were healthcare, social assistance, and technology. 

Butler, excited about Georgia’s progress, said that the unemployment rates and job growth are exactly what should be expected in a strong economy.