The Gainesville-Hall metropolitan area’s jobless rate fell to 2.6 percent in September, the lowest among all 14 statistical areas across Georgia, according to the state Department of Labor.
That figure is decreased 0.4 percent from August and is down from 3.7 percent one year ago.
“It’s always good to see jobs grow in Georgia and more records set,” Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a press release. “This holiday season we have much to be thankful for. The job market has been very robust this year.”
Gainesville added 149 employed residents in September, increasing its total to about 101,000.
Gainesville has gained about 4,000 jobs so far this year.
Initial claims for unemployment were down by about 5 percent for the month and about 20 percent year-over-year.
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 632 active job postings in metro Gainesville for September.