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Rome’s unemployment rate drops in December

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023–12:08 p.m.

-Georgia Department of Labor-

Georgia Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson said Thursday that Rome recorded an unemployment rate of 2.7 percent in December, down one-tenth of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 2.7 percent.

“Georgia’s highly-skilled workforce and business-friendly environment continue to drive positive economic growth across all corners of the state,” said Commissioner Bruce Thompson. “With the unemployment rate trending lower than the national average, we are well-positioned to help businesses remain competitive and find top-tier talent.”

The labor force increased in Rome by 335 and ended the month with 44,253. That number is up 252 when compared to December 2021.

Rome finished the month with 43,047 employed residents. That number increased by 354 over the month and increased by 245 when compared to the same time a year ago.

Rome ended December with 43,500 jobs. That number increased by 300 from November to December and went up by 1,500 when compared to this time last year.

The number of unemployment claims went up by 54 percent in Rome in December. When compared to last December, claims were up by about 247 percent.