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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 803,733 as of March 2021, of those 26,270 are unemployed and actively seeking employment.

March 2021

February 2021

March 2020

 

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployed

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Unemp. Rate

Bartow County

50,631

48,754 1,877 3.7 4.2

3.5

Bartow LDA

803,733 777,463 26,270 3.3 3.7 3.4

NWGA Region

424,179 410,048 14,131 3.3 3.7 3.5

Atlanta MSA

3,104,099 2,977,365 126,734 4.1 4.5 3.7

Georgia

5,174,235

4,966,214

208,021

4.0 4.4 3.7

United States

160,397,000

150,493,000

9,905,000

6.2 6.6 4.5
             
(Data from GDOL released April 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