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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 804,055 as of August 2021, of those 20,391 are unemployed and actively seeking employment.

August 2021

July 2021

August 2020

 

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployed

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Bartow County

50,580

49,169 1,411 2.8 2.8%

6.0%

Bartow LDA

804,055 783,664 20,391 2.6 2.6

5.4%

NWGA Region

421,256 410,025 11,231 2.7 2.7% 5.5%

Atlanta MSA

3,105,015 3,007,737 97,278 3.1% 3.2% 7.5%

Georgia

5,147,836

4,986,236

161,600

3.1% 3.2% 7.0%

United States

161,788,000

153,232,000

8,556,000

5.23% 5.7% 8.5%
             
(Data from GDOL released September 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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Melinda Lemmon, 404.218.2180
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