Melinda Lemmon, Executive Director, Cartersville-Bartow Economic Development, 404.218.2180, Melinda@LocationofChoice.com
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Labor Force

The labor force available to companies doing business in Bartow County extends beyond our borders into the northern arc of the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) as well as into our neighboring counties in northwestern Georgia. The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) definition of Bartow County's Labor Draw Area (LDA) includes Bartow and its seven contiguous counties.

 

 

 

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES (GDOL not seasonally adjusted)

Bartow's LDA labor force (based on place of residence and persons 16 years and older) is 791,551 as of January 2021, of those 32,501 are unemployed and actively seeking employment.

January 2021

December 2020

January 2020

 

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployed

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Bartow County

50,078

47,680 2,398 4.8 5.1

3.6

Bartow LDA

791,551 759,050 32,501 4.2 4.7 3.8

NWGA Region

419,261 401,183 18,078 4.3 4.7 3.8

Atlanta MSA

3,061,960 2,904,992 156,968 5.1 5.8 3.4

Georgia

5,111,994

4,855,448

256,546

5.0 5.6 3.6

United States

159,234,000

148,383,000

10,851,000

6.8 6.5 4.0
             
(Data from GDOL released March 2021)

 

Current workforce, future talent & customized solutions

*Disclaimer: Unemployment figures above may be slighty delayed from GDOL data shown at the top of the page

Recent News

Read about the latest news and announcements.

Dec 07, 2023 | Anheuser-Busch celebrates $13 million investment in Cartersville brewery.
By David Herron  Anheuser-Busch conducted a tour with several guests Nov. 27 to celebrate the company investing $13 million into its Cartersville…

Nov 13, 2023 | Georgia Deal of the Year awarded to Bartow project.
By David Herron     Hyundai Motor Group and SK On won the Georgia Deal of the Year award in…

Nov 03, 2023 | Switch’s plan for new $772 million data center will boost investment in Bartow.
By: John Druckenmiller A $772 million data center identified as a “north campus” for an even larger complex in Douglas…

Jul 18, 2023 | Yakult Chooses Bartow County for Second US Production Facility.
  For Immediate Release Tuesday, July 18, 2023 Gov. Kemp: Yakult Chooses Bartow County for Second US Production Facility Atlanta,…

contact information

770.607.1197

Melinda Lemmon
Executive Director
Cartersville-Bartow Economic Development

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