The Gainesville-Hall County metropolitan area continues to set records with the lowest jobless rate in Georgia.
According to the state Department of Labor, Gainesville set records in November for total jobs and employed residents.
The unemployment rate for the local metro area fell to 2.6 percent in November, a 0.3 percent drop from October, and down from 3.5 percent one year ago.
“This really has been a great year for Georgia,” Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a press release. “Across the state we continue to add jobs, and find people to fill them. We’ve routinely set records. There is much to be thankful for this holiday season.”
The total eligible labor force in Gainesville fell by 73 people in November to 104,274.
That number, however, is up 2,796 over the past year.
Gainesville added 246 employed residents in November, pushing the total to a new record high of 101,541. An additional 3,620 workers are now employed since the same time period last year.
Moreover, the total number of available jobs grew by 700 in November to 95,900, a record high.