Georgia Unemployment Rates Remain Far Below National Average

Republican Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has announced that all Regional Commissions recorded a decrease in unemployment rates in November.

“We are seeing job numbers continue to rise across the state as Georgians secure employment,” said Butler. “Unemployment rates also dropped in all of our regional commissions in November as we entered the holiday employment period.”   

The Republican-led state of Georgia now has an unemployment rate of 3.0%, which is far below the national unemployment rate of 3.7%.

The news is another example of the success that the economies of Republican-led states have had in recovering from the pandemic.

According to an analysis from The Wall Street Journal over the summer, Republican-led states – or “red states” – are “winning” the economic recovery by numerous measures. In comparison, many Democrat-led states – or “blue states” – are still in a worse economic position than before the pandemic.

“Since February 2020, the month before the pandemic began, the share of all U.S. jobs located in red states has grown by more than half a percentage point, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Brookings Institution think tank. Red states have added 341,000 jobs over that time, while blue states were still short 1.3 million jobs as of May,” The Wall Street Journal reported at the time.

D & B Staff

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