Macon Sees an All-Time Low Unemployment Rate

Friday, October 29th, 2021

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Macon recorded an all-time low unemployment rate of 2.7 percent, down seven-tenths of a percent over the month.  A year ago, the rate was 6.8 percent.

"We are seeing all-time low unemployment rates throughout the state of Georgia reflecting an economy that is continuing to rapidly recover,” said Commissioner Mark Butler. “We are working with employers across the state to post, recruit, and fill critical positions in preparation for a strong holiday employment season.”

The labor force decreased in Macon by 327 and ended the month with 102,822. That number is up 3,868 when compared to September of 2020.

Macon finished the month with 100,011 employed residents.  That number increased by 405 over the month and is up by 7,770 when compared to the same time a year ago.

Macon ended September with 100,900 jobs. That number remained flat from August to September and increased by 3,500 when compared to this time last year.

The number of unemployment claims went down by 49 percent in Macon in September. When compared to last September, claims were down by about 90 percent.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at showed about 2,984 active job postings in Macon for September.

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