Savannah Adds Jobs in December
Friday, January 29th, 2021
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Savannah saw its number of jobs increase in December.
“In December, key indicators varied in the different MSAs,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “Although this month’s numbers fluctuated more than usual, a majority of the areas saw positive job growth that continues to be indicative of the resilience that Georgia has to offer during this economic rebound.”
In Savannah, the unemployment rate remained unchanged in December, staying at 5.6 percent. A year ago, the rate was 2.7 percent.
The labor force decreased in Savannah by 426 and ended the month with 190,082. That number is up 2,390 when compared to December of 2019.
Savannah finished the month with 179,365 employed residents. That number decreased by 444 over the month and is down by 3,244 when compared to the same time a year ago.
Savannah ended December with 185,200 jobs. That number increased by 1,900 from November to December but decreased by 1,200 when compared to this time last year.
The number of unemployment claims went up by 7 percent in Savannah. When compared to last December, claims were up by about 505 percent.
Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 4,830 active job postings in metro Savannah for December.
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DATA FOR THE METRO AREAS ARE ATTACHED. TABLES AND GRAPHS REFLECTING LABOR MARKET DATA ARE AVAILABLE AT https://dol.georgia.gov/current-labor-force-data-and-graphs
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