Monday, October 31, 2011
Both metro Atlanta and Cherokee County rates remain constant.
For the third consecutive month, the Cherokee County unemployment rate remains at 8.7 percent with 9,478 people unemployed, according to the Department of Labor. Also, for the third consecutive month, metro Atlanta unemployment rates have stayed at 10.3 percent, still above the national average by 1.2 percent. The current rate is just 0.1 percent lower than the state’s all-time high of 10.4 percent in December 2010. Historically, the lowest unemployment rate was in December 2000 at 3.3 and the highest was in December 2010 at 10.4 percent.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
In metro Atlanta, the preliminary jobless rate increased to 10.4 percent in August.
For the second consecutive month, the percentage of the county's unemployed did not change. According to preliminary figures from the Georgia Department of Labor, 9,397 people were in the unemployment line in August, which represented 8.7 percent of Cherokee's labor force. In July, the number of unemployed Cherokee residents stood at 9,402. As a region, metro Atlanta's unemployment rate rose from 10.3 percent in July to 10.4 percent in August. "The rate increased because there were more layoffs in construction, trade, administrative and support services, and accommodation and food services," State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a news release. For further analysis, open the PDF on this page or click on the links in this story.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The Georgia Department of Labor released a new jobs report today. The percentage of Cherokee's unemployed was the same in June and July.
The percentage of the county's unemployed didn't change from June to July, the Georgia Department of Labor said today. A new report puts Cherokee's July unemployment rate at 8.7 percent, which is the same as June's. That equates to 9,470 people. In June, the number was slightly lower: 9,426. As a region, metro Atlanta's unemployment rate fell from 10.5 percent in June to 10.4 percent in July. "The rate declined because there were 14,000 more residents of metro Atlanta employed in July than in June," State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a news release. "And, there were fewer layoffs in health care and social assistance, educational services, and accommodations and food services." For further analysis, open the PDF on this page or …