GDOL Reports Seven Percent Unemployment Rate for the County

The Georgia Department of Labor recently reported Washington County’s unemployment rate for the month of December 2020.

The latest statistics from the Department of Labor show Washington County with a 7.0 percent unemployment rate, an increase from the previous month. Washington County’s unemployment rate for the month of November was 6.4 percent. For December of 2019, Washington County’s unemployment rate was 3.7 percent.

According to data presented by the Georgia Department of Labor’s Workforce Statistics and Economic Research shows the labor force for Washington County during December was 6,568 with 6,107 employed and 461 unemployed. The previous month’s work force was 6,802 with 6,365 employed and 437 unemployed. These numbers are not seasonally adjusted.

Unemployment rates for December 2020 as reported by the Georgia Department of Labor for surrounding counties are as follows:

– Baldwin: 6.3 percent, an increase from the previous month’s 5.9 percent
– Glascock: 3.8 percent, an increase from the previous month’s 3.1 percent
– Hancock: 8.5 percent, an increase from the previous month’s 8.3 percent
– Jefferson: 6.4 percent, an increase from the previous month’s 6.0 percent
– Johnson: 4.7 percent, an increase from the previous month’s 4.4 percent
– Laurens: 5.8 percent, an increase from the previous month’s 5.5 percent
– Wilkinson: 5.2 percent, an increase from the previous month’s 4.8 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) was 5.6 percent in December of 2020. This is an increase from the previous month’s 5.4 percent. The unemployment rate for the Central Savannah River Region was 3.4 percent in December of 2019.

The Central Savannah River Region includes the following counties: Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington, and Wilkes.

Georgia’s “not seasonally-adjusted” unemployment rate for December 2020 was 5.4 percent, also an increase from the previous month’s 5.3 percent unemployment rate. In December of 2019, the state unemployment rate was 2.9 percent.