October 22, 2020–11:23 p.m.
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Rome saw its jobs increase in September.
Additionally, Rome saw monthly increases in its labor force and number of employed residents for September.
“Although we saw some negative metrics in certain MSAs, a majority of the areas saw increases in jobs, employed residents, and labor force,” said Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “We really need to push the tens of thousands of jobs that we have on our online job listing page EmployGeorgia.com. The more we fill these jobs the more our state can regulate and show positive numbers throughout all MSAs.”
In Rome, the unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage points in September, reaching 5 percent. A year ago, the rate was 3.3 percent.
The labor force increased in September by 40 and ended the month with 42,970. That number is down 1,090 when compared to September of 2019.
Rome finished the month with 40,840 employed residents. That number increased by 15 over the month but is down by 1,769 when compared to the same time a year ago.
Rome ended September with 41,900. jobs. That number increased by 100 from August to September and was flat when compared to this time last year.
The number of unemployment claims went down by 10 percent in Rome. When compared to last September, claims were up by about 419 percent.
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 725 active job postings in metro Rome for September.