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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 827,587 as of August 2022, of those 21,788 are unemployed and actively seeking employment.

July 2022

June 2020

July 2021

 

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployed

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Bartow County

52,297

50,814 1,438 2.8 2.5

3.5

Bartow LDA

827,587 805,269 21,788 2.8 2.4

3.2

NWGA Region

428,051 415,495 12,556 2.9 2.7 3.3

Atlanta MSA

3,192,404 3,097,075 95,329 3.0 2.8 3.9

Georgia

5,237,674

5,074,270

163,404

3.1 2.9 3.9

United States

164,971,000

158,714,000

6,256,000

3.8 3.8 5.3
             
(Data from GDOL released August 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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Aug 11, 2022 | Workwear Retailer Duluth Trading Company Creates More Than 300 New Jobs in Bartow County.
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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…

May 19, 2021 | IC Biomedical to Open Cryo Freezer Manufacturing Facility in Bartow County.
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Apr 27, 2021 | Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development 2020 annual report.
Cartersville, GA, The Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development shared their 2020 Annual Report to their Board, the Bartow-Cartersville Joint…

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Melinda Lemmon, 404.218.2180
Lori Dowdy, 678.899.2484