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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 803,247 as of December 2020, of those 34,772 are unemployed and actively seeking employment.

December 2020

November 2020

December 2020

 

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployed

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Bartow County

50,496

48,070 2,426 4.8 4.6

3.1

Bartow LDA

803,247 768,475 34,772 4.4 4.2 2.9

NWGA Region

419,587 400,877 18,710 4.5 4.2 3.6

Atlanta MSA

3,107,968 2,939,513 168,455 5.4 5.6 2.7

Georgia

5,116,980

4,843,106

273,874

5.4 5.3 2.9

United States

160,017,000

149,613,000

10,404,000

6.5 6.4 3.4
             
(Data from GDOL released February 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
Chris Thomas, 678.956.3220
Lori Dowdy, 678.899.2484