March 19 – ATLANTA – Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Albany recorded a 4.3% unemployment rate in January, up six tenths of a percent in the month. A year ago, the rate was 6.7%. Despite this, Albany saw an increase in the labor force in the month of January.
“While we continue to see Georgia’s workforce successfully employed in record numbers, there is still a lot of work to be done as we continue to see hundreds of thousands of vacancies,” Butler said.
The labor force grew by 27 in Albany and ended the month at 66,224. That number is down 1,190 from January 2021.
Albany ended the month with 63,359 employed residents. This number decreased by 415 during the month and increased by 464 compared to the same period a year ago.
Albany ended January with 61,200 jobs. This number decreased by 1,400 from December to January and increased by 1,400 compared to the same period last year.
The number of jobless claims rose 49% in Albany in January. Compared to last January, claims have decreased by approximately 83%.
Employ Georgia, GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 612 active job openings in Albany for January.
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