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 845,010 as of December 2023, of those 21,680 are unemployed and actively seeking employment.

December 2023

November 2023

December 2022

 

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployed

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Bartow County

53,488

52,004 1,484 2.8 2.9

2.7

Bartow LDA

845,010 823,330 21,680 2.7 2.8

2.6

NWGA Region

436,780 424,465 12,315 2.8 2.9 2.9

Atlanta MSA

3,258,356 3,165,563 92,793 2.8 3.1 2.6

Georgia

5,336,733

5,183,182

153,551

2.9 3.0 2.8

United States

166,661,000

160,754,000

5,907,000

3.5 3.5 3.3
             
(Data from GDOL released January 2024)

 

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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,  770.607.1197
Matthew Thomas,  770.607.1198
Connor Nicholson, 770.607.1199