Un­em­ploy­ment rate down in Polk County again in July

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Ge­or­gia La­bor Com­mis­sioner Mark But­ler said Thurs­day that Polk County saw its un­em­ploy­ment rate de­crease in July.

Polk also saw its la­bor force and em­ployed res­i­dents slightly de­crease for the month, pre­lim­i­nary num­bers show.

“Ge­or­gia con­tin­ues to per­form well in terms of jobs, claims and other data I’m see­ing,” said But­ler. “Ge­or­gia’s strong econ­omy was also clear in our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties in July, a month that saw sev­eral again set records.”

Na­tion­ally, the un­em­ploy­ment rate was un­changed in July at 3.7 per­cent. Ge­or­gia’s rate dropped 0.1 per­cent­age points to set­tle at 3.6 per­cent. A year ago, Ge­or­gia’s un­em­ploy­ment rate sat at 3.8 per­cent.

Rates fell or held steady across nine of Ge­or­gia’s 12 plan­ning re­gions.

The un­em­ploy­ment rate de­creased in July by 0.1 per­cent­age point to reach 3.9 per­cent. A year ago, the rate was 4.5 per­cent.

The la­bor force de­creased in July by 27. The to­tal was 18,354. That num­ber is down by 208 from the to­tal of July 2018.

Polk ended July with 17,638 em­ployed res­i­dents. The num­ber de­creased by six

Dragon Con for about a decade and has been cos­tum­ing for about 15 years.

Her fa­vorite out­fit is her mer­maid and en­joys be­ing rec­og­nized by chil­dren when she does an Ariel ver­sion of it.

“They get re­ally ex­cited and their eyes light up,” she said. “There’s noth­ing bet­ter than that feel­ing.”

This year, she marched in the Dragon Con pa­rade with the So­ci­ety for Creative Anachro­nism, a me­dieval recre­ation group. in July and went down by 95 as com­pared to last July.

The num­ber of un­em­ploy­ment claims in­creased in July by about 41 per­cent. When com­pared to last July, claims were up by about 16 per­cent.

Em­ploy Ge­or­gia, the GDOL’s on­line job list­ing ser­vice at em­ploy­ge­or­gia.

The five-day event was ex­pected to bring an es­ti­mated 85,000 peo­ple to down­town Atlanta dur­ing com showed 39 ac­tive job post­ings in Polk for July.

Across the re­gion, un­em­ploy­ment re­mained mainly steady. Floyd County’s rate went up four-tenths of a per­cent­age point to 4.6%, Bar­tow’s went down a tenth of a point to 3.5%, Har­al­son also saw a drop to 3.6%, and Pauld­ing saw a drop to 3.2%.

the 2019 La­bor Day week­end to cel­e­brate var­i­ous types of sci­ence fic­tion, fan­tasy and pop cul­ture.

Jax Mad­den of Tay­lorsville, a soft­ware com­pany prod­uct man­ager, has been com­ing to Dragon Con for about a decade and has been cos­tum­ing for about 15 years. Her fa­vorite out­fit is her mer­maid and en­joys be­ing rec­og­nized by chil­dren when she does an Ariel ver­sion of it.

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