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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 48,227 as of June 2020, of those 3,498 are unemployed and actively seeking employment.

June 2020

May 2020

June 2019

 

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployed

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Bartow County

48,227

44,729 3,498 7.3 9.4

3.5

Bartow LDA

770,708 716,327 54,381 6.7 8.2 3.4

NWGA Region

406,032 379,087 26,945 6.6 8.4 3.7

Atlanta MSA

2,990,486 2,732,818 257,668 8.6 9.9 3.6

Georgia

4,923,646 4,550,242 373,404 7.6 9.4 3.5

United States

160,883,000 142,811,000 18,072,000 11.2 13 3.8
             
(Data from GDOL July 2020)

 

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Jul 31, 2020 | Airman USA.
Airman USA Corporation to Continue Operations in new Adairsville, GA Building   Adairsville, GA, July 30, 2020 - Airman USA…

Jul 16, 2020 | Bartow County Commissioner’s Press Release.
PRESS RELEASE MILLAGE RATES TO DECREASE: The Bartow County Commissioner has proposed a decrease in the millage rates for 2020. The…

Jun 26, 2020 | Wellmade Flooring Expands Operations, Invests $35 Million in Bartow Co..
Atlanta, GA -   Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that U.S.-based Wellmade Flooring will invest more than $35 million in…

Mar 13, 2020 | Job Tax Credit Workshop POSTPONED.
UPDATE: With respect to the recent news, our department will be reducing in-person interaction as much as possible.   With that…

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