Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Georgia Department of Labor says the jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a percent in February.
Cherokee County's unemployment rate continued its downward trend last month. The rate in February dropped to 6.9 percent, down a hair from 7.1 percent in January and 7.8 in February 2012. Out of the county's 115,182 workers, 7,914 went without jobs last month, which is less than were counted as unemployed in January and February 2012. Cherokee's rate is the second lowest in the region, just behind Forsyth's rate of 6.4 percent. Other surrounding counties in the metro Atlanta area include: County Rate Bartow 9.0% Cherokee 6.9 Cobb 7.4 Douglas 8.8 Forsyth 6.4 Fulton 8.9 Paulding 7.8 Metro Atlanta 8.3
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Neighboring Forsyth County was one of the few in the state to beat the county's 6.9 percent unemployment rate, according to the state Department of Labor.
Most counties in Georgia would be glad to have Cherokee County's lower than average 6.9 percent unemployment rate. That's little to cheer about for the almost 8,000 local residents who don't have jobs, however. Cherokee County's labor force is larger at 115,307. Because of this, having 7,935 people not working puts the unemployment rate only slightly higher at 6.9 percent in December. But that's a half a percent higher than in November 2012. A year earlier the Cherokee unemployment rate was worse at 7.4 percent. County Rate Forsyth 6.5% Cherokee 6.9 Paulding 8.0 Bartow 8.6 Douglas 8.8 Fulton 9.3 Forsyth County – 6.5% Forsyth County's unemployment rate of 6.5 …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Cherokee County's unemployment held steady between September and October.
Cherokee County's preliminary unemployment rate remained the same during the month of October, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. The county's rate last month clocked in at 6.6 percent, which is the same rate the county had in September. October's figure is also a considerable drop from the October 2011 rate of 7.9 percent. The lowest rate in the region belonged to Forsyth County, which had an October unemployment rate of 6.4 percent. Fayette County ranked third with its 7.1 percent unemployment rate for last month. Cherokee's labor force in October was 114,622, up slightly from 114,093 in September and 112,793 in October 2011. The metro Atlanta unemployment rate was 8.2 percent, down slightly from 8.3 in September and 9.4 …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The county has one of the lowest unemployment rates among Georgia's 159 counties.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
A smaller percentage of Cherokee County's labor force was jobless in September than August, and its 6.7 percent unemployment in September was one of lowest in counties reported by the Georgia Department of Labor today. Cherokee's unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percentage point from August's revised rate of 7 percent. Forsyth had the lowest county rate in the area at 6.4 percent, with Fulton much higher at 9.2 percent. Cobb fell in between at 7.7 percent, with Bartow at 8.8 percent County Labor Force Rate Fulton 457,162 9.2% Cherokee 114,187 6.7% Cobb 378,222 7.7% Forsyth 92,392 6.4% Bartow 49,572 8.8% The metro Atlanta …