Hinesville Sees Rise in May Unemployment Rate

Staff Report

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Hinesville recorded an unemployment rate of 2.9 percent in May, up three-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 3.8 percent.
“Even though the labor force increased in all of our regions, counties, and metropolitan service areas, job postings continue to outpace those gains placing strain on employers to find talent for open positions,” said Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “Many areas across our state are experiencing difficulty in filling many of the seasonal, temporary jobs normally filled with summer workers, due to the opportunities in full-time employment.”

The labor force decreased in Hinesville by 13 and ended the month with 34,778. That number is down 57 when compared to May of 2021.

Hinesville finished the month with 33,779 employed residents. That number decreased by 106 over the month and is up by 251 when compared to the same time a year ago.

Hinesville ended May with 21,400 jobs. Jobs were flat over the month and up 200 over the year.

The number of unemployment claims went down by 82 percent in Hinesville in May. When compared to last May, claims were down by about 82 percent.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com showed about 519 active job postings in Hinesville for May.