Employment rate is up in Sept.

Employment is up in the Georgia Mountains region, as unemployment rates drop in September.

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said earlier this week that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountain Region fell in September as the number of employed residents increased and unemployment claims declined.

During the month of September, unemployment rates were at 3.6 percent down from 4.1 percent the previous month in August.

The September rate compares favorably to last September when the rate was 4.8 percent.

September’s unemployment rate for the region is one of the lowest in the state of Georgia.

Butler said Wednesday that in September the number of employed residents increased by 4,183; more so, compared to employment rates from last September there has been an increase of employed residents at 13,435.

Unemployment claims are down by 9.8 percent to 944 claims being filed.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 2,071 new active job postings in the Georgia Mountains region for September.

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