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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 771,874 as of September 2020, of those 39,518 are unemployed and actively seeking employment.

September 2020

August 2020

September 2019

 

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployed

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Bartow County

48,188

45,696 2,492 5.2 5.2

2.9

Bartow LDA

771,874 732,356 39,518 4.8 4.7 2.8

NWGA Region

404,153 385,272 18,881 4.7 4.6 3.0

Atlanta MSA

3,000,950 2,798,801 202,149 6.7 6.4 2.9

Georgia

4,937,094

4,627,591

309,503

6.3 6.0 3.0

United States

160,073,000

147,796,000

12,277,000

7.7 8.5 3.3
             
(Data from GDOL released October 2020)

 

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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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Melinda Lemmon, 404.218.2180
Chris Thomas, 678.956.3220
Lori Dowdy, 678.899.2484