Georgia's Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2001

Jul 20, 2018

Georgia's unemployment rate dropped to four point one percent in June, officials said Thursday.

The state Department of Labor said that's the lowest rate since 2001, with nearly 5 million residents working. That's a record.

Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Georgia's strong economy is attracting new residents.

"Just this last month, we saw over 10,000 people enter into our workforce," Butler said. "A lot of those are going to be in-migration from other states."

The number of people filing first-time unemployment claims declined in June, and Butler said Georgia's economy has added more than 77,000 jobs in the last year.