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Unemployment drops to 2.9 percent in Hall
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The Georgia Department of Labor office is located at 2756 Atlanta Highway in Gainesville. - photo by Scott Rogers

The unemployment rate in Hall County fell to 2.9 percent in April.

The metro Gainesville area, which includes all of Hall County, saw a strong job market even as the state saw generally down job numbers in April for several cities, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday, May 24.

In Hall, the April unemployment rate fell from 3.2 percent in March, while the number of employed residents and total jobs both climbed to record-setting numbers.

At the same time, unemployment claims fell and the labor force decreased slightly.

The area added 700 jobs in April, pushing its total to 92,800 — a record. That was an increase of 3,700 over last April.

The number of employed residents continued to grow as well. Gainesville added 43 employed residents in April. At 100,399 total employed residents — an all-time high — Gainesville was up by 4,569 for the year.

The unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in April 2017.

The labor force dropped by 371 to 103,352 in April but remains up 3,799 for the year.

Information from Georgia Department of Labor news release

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