Savannah Adds to Labor Force Starting in February

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Savannah added to its labor force in February. 

According to preliminary data, the three-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA) also showed a jump in employment for the month.

In Savannah, the unemployment rate remained unchanged in February, staying at 3.3 percent. A year ago, the rate was 3.5 percent.

The labor force increased in February by 1,798 and ended the month with 189,668. That number is down 493 when compared to February of 2019.

Savannah ended February with 185,200 jobs. That number increased by 900 from January to February, and decreased by 1,500 over the year.

Savannah finished the month with 183,352 employed residents.  That number increased by 1,613 over the month and is down by 141 when compared to the same time a year ago.

The number of unemployment claims went down by about 15 percent in February. When compared to last February, claims were up by about 29 percent.