Macon Adds Jobs in December
Friday, January 29th, 2021
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Macon saw an increase in its number of jobs for December.
“In December, key indicators varied in the different MSAs,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “Although this month’s numbers fluctuated more than usual, a majority of the areas saw positive job growth that continues to be indicative of the resilience that Georgia has to offer during this economic rebound.”
Macon ended December with 102,500 jobs. That number increased by 200 from November to December but decreased by 1,600 when compared to this time last year
In Macon, the unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage points in December, reaching 6 percent. A year ago, the rate was 3 percent.
The labor force decreased in Macon by 997 and ended the month with 103,748. That number is up 538 when compared to December of 2019.
Macon finished the month with 97,548 employed residents. That number decreased by 1,092 over the month and is down by 2,520 when compared to the same time a year ago.
The number of unemployment claims went up by 17 percent in Macon. When compared to last December, claims were up by about 371 percent.
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 2,141 active job postings in metro Macon for December.
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