ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s unemployment rate fell to an all-time low of 2.8% in November. It was the first time the jobless measure has dipped below 3% since current records began in 1976.
The state Department of Labor also reported Thursday that a record number of individuals reported having a job in Georgia in November, rising to more than 5 million.
The previous high came in January 2020.
The unemployment rate had hit a previous record low in October at 3.1%.
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.