Thursday, August 24, 2023–8:11 a.m.
-Georgia Department of Labor-
Georgia Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson said Thursday that Rome recorded an unemployment rate of 3.4 percent in July, down three-tenths of a percent (3.7%) over the month. A year ago, the rate was 3.2 percent.
“Georgia’s labor market continues to stand strong as a beacon of hope and prosperity,” said Commissioner Bruce Thompson. “With low unemployment and plentiful job opportunities, local communities are thriving and showcasing remarkable resilience in the face of economic uncertainty.”
The labor force increased in Rome by 305 and ended the month with 45,895. That number went up by 1,982 when compared to July of 2022.
Rome finished the month with 44,350 employed residents. That number increased by 458 over the month and rose by 1,844 when compared to the same time a year ago.
Rome ended July with 44,900 jobs, an all-time high. That number increased by 200 from June to July and rose by 2,300 when compared to this time last year.
In July, initial unemployment claims increased by 56 (15%) in Rome. When you compare July 2023 claims to July 2022, claims were up by 14 (4%).