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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 828,200 as of April 2022, of those 16,622 are unemployed and actively seeking employment.

April 2022

March 2022

April 2021

 

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployed

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Bartow County

52,491

51,353 1,138 2.2 3.0

3.5

Bartow LDA

828,200 811,578 16,622 2.1 2.9

3.2

NWGA Region

429,356 419,877 9,479 2.2 3.0 3.4

Atlanta MSA

3,200,031 3,122,644 77,387 2.4 3.2 4.1

Georgia

5,254,815

5,125,559

129,256

2.5 3.3 4.1

United States

163,449,000

157,991,000

5,458,000

3.3 3.8 5.7
             
(Data from GDOL released June 2022)

 

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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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Mar 15, 2022 | CARTERSVILLE-BARTOW COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SHARES 2021 ANNUAL REPORT.
Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia, March 15, 2022– The Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development shared their 2021 Annual Report with…

May 19, 2021 | IC Biomedical to Open Cryo Freezer Manufacturing Facility in Bartow County.
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Apr 27, 2021 | Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development 2020 annual report.
Cartersville, GA, The Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development shared their 2020 Annual Report to their Board, the Bartow-Cartersville Joint…

Jan 29, 2021 | Amazon Delivery Station coming to Third Army Road, Acworth-Bartow County.
Amazon Logistics has signed various leases in an effort to open four new delivery stations in metro Atlanta in 2021.…

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Melinda Lemmon, 404.218.2180
Lori Dowdy, 678.899.2484