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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 789,645 as of July 2020, of those 52,572 are unemployed and actively seeking employment.

July 2020

June 2020

July 2019

 

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployed

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Bartow County

49,167

45,615 3,552 7.2 7.2

3.6

Bartow LDA

789,645 730,999 52,572 6.5 6.7 3.6

NWGA Region

411,913 385,228 26,685 6.5 6.6 3.9

Atlanta MSA

3,053,798 2,793,097 260,701 8.5 8.6 3.6

Georgia

5,018,467

4,618,279

400,197

8.0 8.0 3.8

United States

161,374,000

144,492,000

16,882,000

10.5 11.2 4.0
             
(Data from GDOL August 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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