Hinesville Sees Hike In Unemployment

Monday, January 31st, 2022

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Hinesville recorded an unemployment rate of 2.4 percent, up two-tenths of a percent over the month.  A year ago, the rate was 5.4 percent. Despite this, claims were down and Hinesville saw highs in the labor force and the number of employed in the month of December.

“Job numbers are up across Georgia, and our focus in 2022 is encouraging people to enter the workforce to help businesses provide the goods and services necessary for Georgia’s economy to continue to grow,” said Commissioner Mark Butler.

The labor force increased in Hinesville by 135 and ended the month with 34,832. That number is up 127 when compared to December of 2020.

Hinesville finished the month with an all-time high of 33,997 employed residents.  That number increased by 47 over the month and is up by 1,180 when compared to the same time a year ago.

Hinesville ended December with 21,300 jobs. That number remained the same from November to December and increased by 500 when compared to this time last year.

The number of unemployment claims went down by 15 percent in Hinesville in December. When compared to last December, claims were down by about 84 percent. 

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 609 active job postings in Hinesville for December.