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Georgia jobless rate stays at record low 3.1% in April

Posted at 11:18 AM, May 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-19 11:18:09-04

ATLANTA, Ga.  — Georgia’s unemployment rate continued to hover at a record low of 3.1% in April as more people continued to find jobs. The jobless rate was unchanged from March, when it set a new all-time low.

A year ago, 4.3% of Georgia workers were unemployed. The number of workers on employer payrolls rose by 18,000 in Georgia in April, reaching 4.76 million. That’s 250,000 above payroll levels last year and set a new all-time high for the fifth straight month.

The nationwide unemployment rate stayed level from March to April at 3.6%, The state released the figures Thursday. They are adjusted to cancel out seasonal fluctuations.