Hinesville Sees Drop in April Unemployment Rate

Staff Report

Wednesday, May 31st, 2023

Georgia Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson said Thursday that Hinesville recorded an unemployment rate of 2.8 percent in April, down seven-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 2.8 percent.

"With Georgia's economy continuing to soar, the state unemployment rates remain steady,” said Commissioner Bruce Thompson. “When you consider the number of existing companies expanding throughout the state combined with the incredible announcements of corporations moving to our state, the future continues to look very bright for the labor market. "As we approach the summer months, we are optimistic that job growth will remain steady in virtually every sector in the state."

The labor force decreased in Hinesville by 360 and ended the month with 34,822. That number increased by 203 when compared to April of 2022.

Hinesville finished the month with 33,842 employed residents. That number decreased by 114 over the month and went up by 200 when compared to the same time a year ago.

Hinesville ended April with 22,100 jobs. Job numbers remained the same from March to April and rose by 400 when compared to April 2022.

The number of unemployment claims went down by 6 percent in Hinesville in April. When compared to last April, claims were up by about 11 percent.