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Gainesville experiences economic, job progress
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Gold Creek Foods on White Sulphur Road displays signage announcing available jobs in January 2018. - photo by Scott Rogers

Gainesville has shown great progress over the year with its economy and job market, according to a Department of Labor report. 

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said some of these positive indicators include labor force, job creations and number of employed residents.

“Georgia had a very good year economically speaking in 2018,” Butler said in a press release. “As I look back over the year, our state added to its workforce, employed more residents and increased jobs. Many of our local communities set records.”

The unemployment rate for December 2018 dropped from the previous year’s 3.5 percent to 2.9 percent.

Over the past year the labor force was boosted by 2,617, averaging a 220 monthly increase.

The total of jobs in Gainesville grew by 3,900 over the year, with an average monthly increase of 325.

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