LABOR DEPARTMENT:  ROME POSTS MIXED NUMBERS IN APRIL

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Georgia’s Labor Commissioner Mark Butler attests that Rome posted a mixed month in April even as the state generally saw decreased numbers for several cities.

In Rome, the April unemployment rate fell and the number of jobs continued to climb.  Those positive trends were offset somewhat by drops in the labor force and employed residents.  Unemployment claims also declined.

Butler says that he is encouraged by job creation and fewer layoffs over the past year in the metro area.

The unemployment rate for Metro Rome was 3.8 percent last month, down from 4.2 percent in March and from 4.9 percent in April 2017.  Rome ranked ninth among Georgia’s 14 metropolitan statistical areas.

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