Georgia has set another state record for its number of jobs.
The Georgia Department of Labor reported in a press release on Thursday, Aug. 15, that the state added 3,400 jobs in July, increasing the total amount to 4.62 million.
This number for July is up nearly 75,000 from the same time last year.
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a press release that overall, he is “pleased with how Georgia did in July.”
“It seems like we are setting a record for jobs almost every month,” he said. “I’d like to see the labor force start climbing. But, we are creating jobs and people continue to get those jobs.”
Georgia’s current unemployment rate is at 3.6 %. A year ago, the state’s unemployment rate was 3.8%.
The two job sectors that added at least 1,000 jobs in July include trade, transportation and utilities, and professional and business services.
The number of employed Georgia residents jumped in July by 4,389 workers, making the state’s employed amount 4.92 million.
See original story by Kelsey Richardson here.