ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s unemployment rate fell to an another all-time low of 2.6% in December. It’s the third month in a row that the state’s jobless rate fell to a new record low.
The state Department of Labor also reported Thursday that a record number of individuals reported having a job in Georgia in November, staying above 5 million.
Georgia’s jobless rate has fallen every month since hitting an all-time high of 12.5% at the start of the pandemic in April 2020.
Employer payrolls rose by 24,000 in Georgia in December, reaching 4.64 million.
Payrolls remain slightly below their pre-pandemic peak according to the separate employer survey.