Savannah Sets Jobs Record in June

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Savannah reached another all-time high for number of jobs in June.

According to preliminary data, Savannah also added to its labor force, employed residents and jobs across the three-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

“June was a very strong month for Georgia,” Butler said. “A number of local communities set records as the state added more than 20,000 jobs. Plus, we continued to add to our labor force and see the number of unemployment claims fall. Our local communities continue to prosper.”

Nationally, the unemployment rate inched up 0.1 percentage points in June to reach 3.7 percent. Georgia’s rate dropped 0.1 percentage points to settle at 3.7 percent.

Savannah’s unemployment rate increased 0.4 percentage points in June, reaching 3.6 percent. A year ago, the rate was 4 percent.

Savannah ended June with 187,900 jobs – a new record. That’s an increase of 2,400 jobs over the month and an increase of 3,500 jobs when compared to the same time a year ago.

The labor force increased in June by 2,764. The total is 190,493. That number is up by 832 when compared to the same time last year.

Savannah ended June with 183,648 employed residents.  That number climbed by 2,007 over the month and is up by 1,637 when compared to the same time a year ago.

The number of unemployment claims decreased in June by 13 percent. When compared to last June, claims were down by about 26 percent.

The MSA includes Bryan, Chatham, and Effingham counties.