ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s unemployment rate continued to hover at a record low of 3.1% in April as more people continued to find jobs.
The jobless rate was unchanged from March, when it set a new all-time low. A year ago, 4.3% of Georgia workers were unemployed.
The number of workers on employer payrolls rose by 18,000 in Georgia in April, reaching 4.76 million. That’s 250,000 above payroll levels last year and set a new all-time high for the fifth straight month.
The nationwide unemployment rate stayed level from March to April at 3.6%, The state released the figures Thursday. They are adjusted to cancel out seasonal fluctuations.