Cherokee Unemployment Rate Rises to 6 Percent

Cherokee County's unemployment rose in January along with the rest of the metro Atlanta region.

Credit: Georgia Department of Labor
Credit: Georgia Department of Labor
Cherokee County's unemployment rate followed the metro Atlanta region's increase for the month of January.

The county's rate clocks in at 6 percent, higher than the December 2013 rate of 5.7 percent. The county's rate was also 5.7 percent in January 2013. 

The rates for surrounding counties include: Bartow at 7.3, Cobb at 6.4; Dawson at 6 percent; Forsyth at 5.5 percent; Fulton at 7.9; and Pickens at 7.1 percent. 

The metro Atlanta unemployment rate also rose in January to 7.2 percent from 6.8 percent in December.

The Georgia Department of Labor said the metro rate increased because the area lost mostly 39,700 seasonal jobs, and the total number of jobs dipped to 2.40 million from 2.44 million in December. 
KELLI March 14, 2014 at 07:46 AM
Hike in unemployment proves that when the populus spends money - the economy benifits, hence a hike in worker incomes is a MUST.
KELLI March 14, 2014 at 07:54 AM
Too many people, not enough jobs. What drives companies to hire, consumer buying power! People need better incomes, 'give Americans a raise'!


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