Georgia Mountains Regional Commission sees Rise in October Unemployment Rate

The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission recorded a rise in the unemployment rate in October.  The October preliminary unemployment rate was up five-tenths to 2.7% over the month, the rate was 2.4% one year ago.  The labor force was up 1,333 over the month and down 126,343 over the year to 239,692.  The number of employed was up 89 over the month and down 123,859 over the year to 233,227.  Initial claims were down 114 (-16%) over the month and up 1 (0%) over the year to 611.  However, employment rose in the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission.  There were 3,830 jobs posted on Employ Georgia.