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Cartersville-Bartow County
Economic Development

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

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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 807,599 as of June 2021, of those 28,706 are unemployed and actively seeking employment.

June 2021

May 2021

June 2020

 

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployed

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Bartow County

50,929

48,938 1,991 3.9 3.6

7.9

Bartow LDA

807,599 778,893 28,706 3.6 3.2

7.4

NWGA Region

422,713 406,916 15,797 3.7 3.3 7.2

Atlanta MSA

3,131,612 2,991,803 139,809 4.5 4.0 9.4

Georgia

5,179,101

4,948,901

230,200

4.4 4.0 8.7

United States

162,167,000

152,283,000

9,883,000

6.1 5.5 11.2
             
(Data from GDOL released July 2021)

 

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

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