Cartersville-Bartow County
Economic Development

P.O. Box 2224
Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone: 770.607.1199

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Labor Data

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES (GDOL not seasonally adjusted)

Bartow County labor force (based on place of residence and persons 16 years and older) is 49,395 as of February 2017, of those 2,486 are actively seeking employment currently. The Bartow Labor Draw Area (LDA) consists of 744,139 workers for Bartow and contiguous counties: Cobb, Cherokee, Floyd, Gordon, Paulding.

Feb 2017

Jan 2017

Feb 2016

 

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployed

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Bartow County

49,395 46,912 2,486 5.0 5.8 5.2

Bartow LDA

744,139 713,607 33,535 4.8 5.4 5.1

NWGA Region

412,899 391,427 21,472 5.2 5.8 5.7

Atlanta MSA

3,001,947 2,855,099 146,848 4.9 5.3 5.2

Georgia

5,003,700 4,747,227 256,473 5.1 5.6 5.4

United States

159,482,000 151,594,000 7,887,000 4.9 5.1 5.2
             

 

LABOR SUPPORT

  • The Human Resource Council
  • Supports business and industry with a local forum for human resource and legal issues.
  • Approximately 40 members comprised of local plant managers and human resource directors.
  • Offers educational seminars.
     

LOW COSTS

  • Labor costs below the state and national averages
     

LABOR RELATIONS

  • Contented employees with pro-Company attitudes
  • Only two manufacturing facilities with labor unions:
                 1.  Teamsters (IBT) with approximately 70% participation in one facility
                 2.  IBEW
  • No successful local union organizations in at least the last 10 years
  • Percentage of unionized manufacturing firms among Bartow industries is approximately 0.7%

 

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Feb 21, 2017 | 2016 Annual Report.
Cartersville, GA, February 21, 2017– The Bartow-Cartersville Joint Development Authority shared their annual report of economic progress during 2016, and…

Feb 01, 2017 | Bartow County recognized in Southern Business & Development Magazine.
http://sb-d.com/images/magazine/72_Fall_2016_BEST_section.pdf  

Jan 26, 2017 | Hühoco Group to build a new facility in Cartersville-Bartow County.
Cartersville, GA, - The Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development today announced that Hühoco Group, a global player in refining…

Jan 03, 2017 | Meet Lori Dowdy.
The Bartow-Cartersville Joint Development Authority is pleased to announce that Ms. Lori Dowdy has been named Operations Manager of the…

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770.607.1199

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Melinda Lemmon, 770.607.1197
Chris Thomas, 770.607.1198
Lori Dowdy, 770.607.1199