Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Hinesville set a record for total jobs in August.
At the same time, the two-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA) saw its unemployment rate fall.
All indicators still remain positive for the year.
"Our communities across the state continue to thrive,” Butler said. “Local economies continue to add jobs and see other indicators like employment and labor force grow over time. It has become almost routine for some of our local areas set records.”
The August unemployment rate fell to 4.1 percent – tied for eighth among all 14 MSAs in Georgia. That’s down 0.2 percent from the previous month and down from 5.2 percent one year ago.
The labor force decreased in August by 265 to reach 33,910 total members. The number has climbed by 140 over the past 12 months.
Hinesville lost 176 employed residents in August, dropping its total to more than 32,500. That number has grown by about 532 over the past year.
Hinesville saw jobs increase by 300 in August to reach 20,800, a new record. This puts Hinesville up 300 jobs for the year.
Initial claims for unemployment up by about 9 percent for the month and are down by about 2 percent when compared to the same period a year ago.
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 201 active job postings in metro Hinesville for August.
The Hinesville metropolitan statistical areas covers Liberty and Long counties.
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