Thursday, May 23, 2013
More county residents found jobs in April.
The unemployment rate in Cherokee County dropped to near six percent in April, a fall of four tenths of a percent. Almost 1,000 more county residents were working than in the previous month. The 6.2 percent unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the state, especially when comparing counties with at least 25,000 people in the labor force. Of the 114,994 people in the Cherokee County labor force, 7,122 were unemployed in April. A year ago the unemployment rate was up to 7.1 percent. Just to the south, Cobb County's jobless rate dipped below seven percent, falling three tenths of a percent in a month. Cobb County's labor force lost approximately 200 workers while almost another 1,000 found jobs to lower the rate. In April 2012, Cobb's …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The county's unemployment rate remains lowest in 10-county Atlanta region.
Cherokee County's preliminary unemployment rate for November fell slightly to 6.4 percent, the lowest in the 10-county metro Atlanta region. The rate is down from the October rate of 6.5 percent and 7.3 percent in November 2011, according to figures released by the Georgia Department of Labor. Cherokee's labor force rose slightly to 114,906 last month from 114,634 in October. November's labor force is also higher than November 2011 figure of 112,948. Cherokee's unemployment rate is clocked in lower than metro Atlanta's November unemployment rate of 8.0 percent. The region's rate is also slightly lower than its 8.2 percent rate in October and 8.9 percent in November 2011. "The rate declined because of job growth and fewer new layoffs, …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Nearly 1,000 more Cherokee residents have jobs for a total of more than 100,000 in November.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Cherokee County passed a milestone in November: More than 100,000 county residents have jobs. An additional 980 Cherokee residents were working at the end of November compared with the end of October, according to preliminary figures the Georgia Department of Labor released Thursday. That means 100,380 of the 108,770 people in the county’s workforce are employed. It also means the county’s unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent in November from 8.4 percent in October and 8.7 percent in September and from 8.8 percent in November 2010. Cherokee County’s good job news matched the improvement for the official metro Atlanta area, where the November rate was 9.2 percent, down from 9.9 percent in October and 10.2 percent in September and 10.3 …