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Unemployment in Hall County down to 3.3 percent
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The Georgia Department of Labor office is located at 2756 Atlanta Highway in Gainesville. - photo by Scott Rogers

Hall County’s unemployment rate keeps ticking down, hitting 3.3 percent in March for 0.3 percent drop from February.

The statistics for metro Gainesville, which includes all of Hall, were released Thursday, April 26, by the Georgia Department of Labor.

The rate was 4 percent a year ago.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler noted jobs, employed residents and the labor force all increased again. At the same time, unemployment claims dropped.

“It’s good to see such a strong report in March,” Butler said in a news release. “So many of our local communities are trending in the right direction in terms of job creation and hiring. And, we are even seeing records in many places.”

In March, the number of employed residents in the Gainesville area, at 100,279, was another record for the region. The area added 549 employed residents over the month and 4,850 for the year.

Jobs climbed by 600 in March to 92,100. The change over the past year was 3,700.

The area reported strong growth in trade, transportation and utilities.

The Gainesville labor force ended March at 103,648 — a record for metro Gainesville. That number is up 194 over the month and up 4,259 over the past 12 months.

Information from Georgia Department of Labor news release

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