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 857,669 as of March 2024, of those 24,676 are unemployed and actively seeking employment.

March 2024

February 2024

March 2023

 

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployed

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Bartow County

53,941

52,267 1,674 3.1 2.9

3.1

Bartow LDA

857,669 832,993 24,676 3.0 2.8

2.9

NWGA Region

448,089 434,073 14,016 3.1 2.9 3.2

Atlanta MSA

3,292,796 3,189,826 102,970 3.1 3.0 3.1

Georgia

5,402,933

5,230,376

172,557

3.2 3.1 3.2

United States

167,960,000

161,356,000

6,604,000

3.9 4.2 3.6
             
(Data from GDOL released April 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