Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Hinesville set a record for jobs in August.
According to preliminary data, Hinesville also saw number of initial unemployment claims decrease (Metropolitan Statistical Area).
“It’s good to see so many of our communities doing well,” Butler said. “We continue to add jobs at a record rate and see claims for unemployment fall. Overall, August was a strong month across the state.”
In Hinesville, the unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage points in August, reaching 4.3 percent. A year ago, the rate was 4.3 percent.
Hinesville ended August with 21,100 jobs. That’s an increase of 400 jobs for the month and an increase of 400 jobs when compared to the same time a year ago.
The labor force decreased in August by 30. The total was 33,869. That number is up by 384 from the total from August 2018.
Hinesville ended August with 32,426 employed residents. That number decreased by 33 over the month and was up by 383 when compared to the same time a year ago.
The number of unemployment claims decreased in August by nearly 32 percent. When compared to last August, claims were down by nearly 2 percent.
The Hinesville MSA covers Liberty and Long counties.
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 213 active job postings in metro Hinesville for August.