Thursday, May 23, 2013
Alpharetta and Roswell share the lowest unemployment rate for Georgia cities at 5.6 percent.
Alpharetta and Roswell share the lowest unemployment rate–5.6 percent in April–of all cities the Georgia Department of Labor tracks. That's a drop of three tenths of a percent for both cities from March. The unemployment rate for both North Fulton cities was 6.3 percent in April 2012. Nearby in Johns Creek, the unemployment rate dropped two tenths of a percent to 6.2 percent from the previous month. The jobless rate was considerably higher a year ago at 7.2 percent. In the three cities, 6,909 residents are unemployed. That's out of a labor force of 119,348 people. Find a job with the help of CareerBuilder. Fulton County's unemployment rate is 8.3 percent, with 38,409 people unemployed. The county has 463,824 people in its labor force. City…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
More jobs and fewer layoffs in most metro Atlanta counties helped push the state's unemployment rate down to 8.4 percent, it's lowest since December 2008.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 8.4 percent in March, the lowest rate since December 2008. The rate declined from 8.6 percent in February because of an increase in the number of jobs and fewer new layoffs. The rate was down from 9.1 percent in March a year ago. “Georgia employers created 23,700 jobs last month, which is one of the best job growth numbers we’ve had in March for almost a decade,” said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “The growth was in several industries, led by leisure and hospitality and professional and business services.” Additional growth came in trade, transportation and warehousing, construction and local government. The March growth …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The city's unemployment rate was significantly lower than the Metro Atlanta average of 8.0 percent in November, with Roswell and Johns Creek rates also much lower.
Alpharetta's unemployment rate remained at 6 percent for a second straight month, the lowest rate of any city listed by the Georgia Department of Labor. The November 2012 unemployment rate of 6.0 was lower than the November 2011 unemployment rate of 6.5. The figures were released Thursday morning. Neighboring Johns Creek had its unemployment rate drop by 0.2 of a percent, down to 6.7 percent in November. A year ago the unemployment rate was 7 percent. Roswell also saw its unemployment drop by 0.2 percent to 6.1 percent. A year ago in November 2011 it was recorded as 6.9 percent. The labor force in each of the North Fulton communities was slightly larger last month that it was in October 2012 and in the previous year. Overall, metro …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
North Fulton cities have some of the lowest unemployment rates in the state.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Since Alpharetta's daytime population is almost double the number of people who live in the city, it's not really a surprise that the city had the lowest unemployment rate for October of any municipality in Georgia at 6.1 percent. That doesn't make the 1,926 city residents who were unemployed last month happy. The Georgia Department of Labor released labor force data today, and other North Fulton cities fared relatively well also. Roswell's 6.4 percent jobless rate was second out of the cities of 25,000 people or more that the department measures. Sandy Springs is just a tick away at 6.5 percent. Johns Creek had the highest rate in North Fulton at 7 percent, a drop of one-tenth, though that was far below East Point's 12.4 percent jobless …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The city has the lowest unemployment rate in North Fulton, matching Forsyth County's unemployment rate.
A smaller percentage of Alpharetta's labor force was jobless in September than August, and its 6.3 percent unemployment in September was the lowest in cities reported by the Georgia Department of Labor today. Alpharetta's unemployment rate dropped fourth-tenths of a percentage point from August's revised rate of 6.7 percent. Roswell's rate declined to 6.5 percent, which also was down four-tenths of a point from its revised August rate of 6.9 percent. Johns Creek had a bigger drop of five-tenths of a percentage point, but it still was the highest unemployment rate of North Fulton cities at 7.2 percent. City Labor Force Rate Alpharetta 31,281 6.3% Johns Creek 36,814 7.2% Roswell 49,…
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A slight increase in the jobless rate for Roswell saw it slip to second best in preliminary July figures.
Unemployment in Alpharetta is at 7 percent for a second straight month, according to preliminary figures released by the Georgia Department of Labor today. That's 2.7 percent better than the state's 9.7 percent unemployment, and it's the lowest rate for any city in the state. Both figures are not seasonally adjusted. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Georgia is 9.3 percent. Seasonal adjustments have not been made for city rates yet. Alpharetta's unemployment rate a year ago was only slightly higher at 7.3 percent. While the unemployment rate is lower this year, the city's labor force has grown. Alpharetta had 31,236 people in its labor force (persons 16 years and older) this July, an increase of 663 from a year ago. The number …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The North Fulton city's unemployment figures are much lower than the statewide rate of 9.7 percent.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Georgia’s unemployment rate is at least heading in the right direction. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced today, Jan. 19, that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 9.7 percent in December marking the third straight month the rate has decreased. Alpharetta Labor Force Estimates (not seasonally adjusted)* Fulton County's overall unemployment rate is 9.6 percent. Johns Creek is at 7.7 percent, with Roswell even better at 7.0 percent. Forsyth County made one of the biggest declines in unemployment, dropping 1.1 percent down to 7.1 percent. “The rate declined because 11,500 Georgians went back to work in December,” said Butler in a released statement. “Plus, we saw some increases in employment in areas that …