Hall County added 300 new jobs in June, although unemployment in the area went up by 0.3%, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.
Gainesville ended June with 96,600 jobs, up 4,600 jobs when compared to this time last year. Unemployment in Hall is now at 3.1%, down from 3.6% a year ago.
“June was a very strong month for Georgia,” Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a statement. “A number of local communities set records as the state added more than 20,000 jobs. Plus, we continued to add to our labor force and see the number of unemployment claims fall.”
Nationally, the unemployment rate went up 0.1% in June to reach 3.7 percent. Georgia’s rate dropped 0.1% and is now 3.7%.
The Gainesville area ended June with 101,043 employed residents. The number increased by 226 in June and is 2,681 higher than June 2018’s total.
The number of unemployment claims went up in June by 7%, but compared to this time last year, June 2019 was 26% lower. Claims were up in the manufacturing industry.
Compiled from Georgia Department of Labor press release