GDOL Reports Washington County’s Unemployment Rate at 4.1 Percent

The Georgia Department of Labor recently reported Washington County’s unemployment rate for the month of August 2021.

The latest statistics from the Department of Labor show Washington County with a 4.1 percent unemployment rate, a slight increase from the previous month. Washington County’s unemployment rate for the month of July 2021 was 4.0 percent. For August of 2020, Washington County’s unemployment rate was 6.9 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 August of this year was 6,838 with 6,558 employed and 280 unemployed. The previous month’s work force was 6,796 with 6,527 employed and 269 unemployed. These numbers are not seasonally adjusted.

Unemployment rates for August 2021 as reported by the Georgia Department of Labor for surrounding counties are as follows:

– Baldwin: 3.9 percent, a decrease from the previous month’s unemployment rate of 4.0 percent
– Glascock: 2.4 percent, an increase from the previous month’s unemployment rate of 1.9 percent
– Hancock: 4.9 percent, a decrease from the previous month’s unemployment rate of 5.2 percent
– Jefferson: 4.6 percent, an increase from the previous month’s unemployment rate of 4.1 percent
– Johnson: 3.1 percent, an increase from the previous month’s unemployment rate of 2.9 percent
– Laurens: 3.5 percent, unchanged from the previous month’s unemployment rate of 3.5 percent.
– Wilkinson: 3.1 percent, a decrease from the previous month’s unemployment rate of 3.2 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) was 3.6 percent in August of 2021. This is identical to the previous month’s unemployment rate. The unemployment rate for the Central Savannah River Region was 6.6 percent in August of 2020.

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 August 2021 was 3.1 percent, a decrease from the previous month’s unemployment rate of 3.2 percent. In August of 2020, the state unemployment rate was 7.0 percent.