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Unemployment drops in Barrow!

Barrow County's unemployment rate in April 2024 was an impressive 2.4%, reflecting a strong local economy.


The county's labor force included 44,288 workers, with 43,203 employed and only 1,085 unemployed. Significant wage growth was evident, with total covered wages reaching $1,122,192,451 and average annual wages at $49,218. The average weekly wage stood at $947. Initial unemployment claims in April were 119, contributing to a year-to-date total of 534. Benefits paid in April amounted to $54,562, with a year-to-date total of $262,600. These statistics underscore Barrow County's robust job market and economic resilience.




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