ATLANTA — State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that metro Gainesville hit an all-time record in October for total number of jobs.
Metro Gainesville preliminarily posted 90,500 jobs in October, up by 1,000 from a revised 89,500 in September. The previous record high was a revised 90,000 in August.
Monthly job growth came in the private sector, such as trade, transportation and warehousing, along with the goods-producing sector, which includes manufacturing and construction. State and local government added 200 jobs.
“Metro Gainesville is a growing job market and is producing some strong economic numbers,” Butler said. “This is a continuation of a great year for metro Gainesville.”
The area did not fare as well, with the jobless rate for the Georgia Mountain Region ticking up slightly from 3.6 percent to 3.7 percent.
Over the past 12 months, metro Gainesville has added 2,200 jobs, a 2.5 percent growth rate. Over the year, job growth has come in service industries and in the goods-producing sector, which includes manufacturing and construction.