October 24, 2021–11:10 a.m.
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
First-time claims for unemployment insurance in the Rome area were up slightly in September.
According to the Georgia Department of Labor, there were 319 claims filed last month, up from 311 in August.
There were 1,895 initial claims in September of 2020.
Bartow County’s jobless claims were down from 331 in August to 237 in September.
Gordon County saw 222 claims filed in both August and September.
Chattooga County was down from 72 to 52 over the month while Polk County was down from 138 to 117.
The Rome area has gained 1,200 jobs over the year, 400 from August to September.