Atlanta reaches all-time low unemployment rate

ATLANTA — Atlanta hit an all-time low unemployment rate in October, Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said on Thursday.

The rate dropped to 2.4%, down slightly from September’s 2.5%. Last year’s October rate was 5.8%.

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“We are continuing to see all-time low unemployment rates across the state while also seeing job growth in all of our statistical areas,” Butler said. “The focus now is getting Georgians back into the workforce to fill these critical positions, particularly as we gear up for a strong holiday employment season.”

The city added more than 19,000 employed workers last month. The areas with the greatest growth were administrative and support services, health care and social assistance, retail and transportation.


The Georgia Department of Labor’s job listing service Employ Georgia showed about 135,000 active jobs postings in metro Atlanta in October.

Statewide, all regional labor commissions saw increases in the workforce, and nine of the 12 saw decreased unemployment rates.

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More information can be found on the DOL website.






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