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 49,448 as of April 2017, of those 2,258 are actively seeking employment currently. The Bartow Labor Draw Area (LDA) consists of 781,563 workers for Bartow and contiguous counties: Cobb, Cherokee, Floyd, Gordon, Paulding, Pickens, and Polk.

Apr 2017

Mar 2017

Apr 2016

 

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployed

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Bartow County

49,448 47,190 2,258 4.6 5.0 5.1

Bartow LDA

781,563 749,246 32,317 4.5 4.6 4.9

NWGA Region

412,991 393,826 19,165 4.6 4.9 5.0

Atlanta MSA

3,007,831 2,872,402 135,429 4.5 4.6 4.8

Georgia

5,013,074 4,778,540 234,534 4.7 4.8 5.0

United States

159,817,000 153,262,000 6,555,000 4.1 4.6 4.7
             

 

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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Recent News

Read about the latest news and announcements.

Jun 26, 2017 | Lidl to create 250 jobs, Invest $100 million in Bartow County.
Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Lidl, one of the world’s largest retailers, will create 250 jobs and invest $100…

May 12, 2017 | Constellium N.V. opens $32 million campus in White; employment goal of 150 by 2019..
Media release: Constellium N.V. held grand opening ceremonies for its plant in White on Thursday. Dedicated to the production of advanced…

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  

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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