Central Savannah River Gains Jobs in June

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Central Savannah River region added to its labor force in June.
The 13-county area also posted monthly and annual decreases in unemployment claims.
“Georgia’s been in an extended growth cycle,” said Butler. “In June, our state and local communities added jobs and employed more people.”
Nationally, the unemployment rate inched up 0.1 percent points in June to reach 3.7 percent. Georgia’s rate dropped 0.1 percentage points to settle at 3.7 percent.
In the region, the unemployment rate increased in June by 0.5 percentage points, settling at 4.5 percent. A year ago, the rate was 5 percent.
The labor force increased in June by 793. The June total was 211,136. That number is down by 1,155 from the total from June 2018.
Central Savannah River ended June with 201,667 employed residents.  The number decreased by 236 in June and was down 66 as compared to last June.
The number of unemployment claims decreased in June by about 8 percent. When compared to last June, claims were down by about 2 percent.