State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia broke the 4.5- million jobs barrier in October, bouncing back from a job loss due to Hurricane Irma in September.
Georgia posted 4.5 jobs for the month of October. That preliminary number is higher than Georgia’s previous revised record of 4,497,700 set in August. In September, Georgia had a temporary setback with a job loss of 3,400.
Butler said in a news release early Thursday that Georgia has added 87,800 jobs which is a 2 percent growth rate over the past 12 months.
Georgia is outpacing the national job growth rate of 1.4 percent.
“It’s important that Georgia is adding jobs,” Butler noted, “but it’s more important that people continue to get them. And, we continue to see both happening.” GA Labor Commissioner Mark Butler