2017-08-31 / News

CSRA unemployment rises again during July

The unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) region rose to 5.9 percent in July.

The rate is up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.7 percent in June. In July 2016, the rate was 6.8 percent.

The July rate rose as unemployment increased by 440 to 12,429 and unemployment claims were up by 531, or 37.7 percent, to 1,941. Claims were up in manufacturing. Over the year, claims were down by 233, or 10.7 percent, from 2,174 in July 2016.

“While the Central Savannah River Area’s rate increased, more people went back to work,” said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

The total number of employed residents in the region rose by 1,487 to 198,665 from June to July.

“There were 6,330 more Central Savannah River Area residents employed than in July 2016,” said Commissioner Butler. “I’m pleased to see we have more people in the CSRA region employed and contributing to Georgia’s continued environment of economic opportunity.”

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed 3,303 new active job postings in the Central Savannah River Area for July.

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