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 833,401 as of December 2022, of those 19,244 are unemployed and actively seeking employment.

December 2022

November 2022

December 2021

 

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployed

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Bartow County

52,807

51,447 1,360 2.6 2.6

2.6

Bartow LDA

833,401 814,157 19,244 2.4 2.5

2.5

NWGA Region

430,458 418,157 11,973 2.8 2.7 2.6

Atlanta MSA

3,216,104 3,133,430 82,674 2.6 2.7 2.8

Georgia

5,258,315

5,116,477

141,838

2.7 2.8 2.9

United States

162,244,000

158,872,000

5,352,000

3.3 3.4 3.7
             
(Data from GDOL released November 2022)

 

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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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Mar 15, 2022 | CARTERSVILLE-BARTOW COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SHARES 2021 ANNUAL REPORT.
Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia, March 15, 2022– The Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development shared their 2021 Annual Report with…

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Melinda Lemmon, 404.218.2180
Lori Dowdy, 678.899.2484