Warner Robins Sees Rise in May Unemployment Rate

Staff Report

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Warner Robins recorded an unemployment rate of 2.7 percent in May, up three-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 3.7 percent.

“Even though the labor force increased in all of our regions, counties, and metropolitan service areas, job postings continue to outpace those gains placing strain on employers to find talent for open positions,” said Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “Many areas across our state are experiencing difficulty in filling many of the seasonal, temporary jobs normally filled with summer workers, due to the opportunities in full-time employment.”

The labor force increased in Warner Robins by 67 and ended the month with 87,467. That number is down 227 when compared to May of 2021.

Warner Robins finished the month 85,076 employed residents. That number decreased by 270 over the month and is up by 670 when compared to the same time a year ago.

Warner Robins ended May with 78,700 jobs. From April to May job numbers were flat and up by 1,200 when compared to this time last year.

The number of unemployment claims went down by 2 percent in Warner Robins in May. When compared to last May, claims were down by about 82 percent.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 2,216 active job postings in Warner Robins for May.