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Georgia hits 4.5 million job mark in October

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Georgia hits 4.5 million job mark in October

ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia broke the 4.5- million jobs barrier in October, bouncing back from a job loss due to Hurricane Irma in September.

The state posted 4,510,100 jobs for the month. 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.

Georgia also set records in October for labor force and the number of employed residents.

“After the effects of the storm, this month’s numbers are much closer to what we are used to seeing,” Butler said. “All the indicators – job growth, unemployment claims, labor force and employed residents – are trending in the right direction.  October was a great month for a dynamic, growing state like Georgia.”

Monthly numbers can fluctuate due to short-term impacts like Irma and are subject to revisions. The story built over the year, Butler said, gives a clearer picture of the state’s economy and jobs picture because it smooths out short-term shifts seen in monthly reports.

Over the past 12 months, Georgia has added 87,800 jobs, a 2 percent growth rate. The state is outpacing the national job growth rate of 1.4 percent.

In October Georgia posted 15,800 new jobs. Growth came mostly in the private sector including, construction, 5,500 and professional and business services, 5,200. Georgia’s over-the-year job growth came mostly in the private sector. Jobs were added in professional and business services, 24,900; education and health services, 15,300; leisure and hospitality, 14,500; and trade, transportation and warehousing, 11,700.

“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.”

In October, the total number of employed residents rose by 20,634 to 4,865,859. There are 173,402 more Georgians employed now than in October 2016.

At the same time, the state’s labor force, which includes the total number of Georgians with jobs and those unemployed but looking for work, rose to 5,085,519, up by 15,123 in October.  The labor force is up by 123,441 since October 2016.

Butler added that the unemployment rate also continues to fall.

The unemployment rate in October was 4.3 percent, down from September’s revised number of 4.4 percent. That compares favorably to last October when the rate was 5.4 percent. The lowest jobless rate ever recorded for the state was 3.4 percent in November 2000.

Monthly unemployment claims were up by 9.6 percent to 27,040. Most of the increase came due to temporary claims filed in manufacturing. However, from October a year ago, unemployment claims were down by 7.9 percent from 29,355.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com, showed 59,231 new job postings statewide for October.

Visit dol.georgia.gov to learn more about career opportunities, Employ Georgia and other GDOL services for job seekers and employers and to connect with us on social media.

DATA FOR THE METRO AREAS ARE ATTACHED, TABLES AND GRAPHS REFLECTING LABOR MARKET DATA ARE AVAILABLE AT http://dol.georgia.gov/current-labor-force-data-and-graphs

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October Public Health Inspection Scores

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BIG D’S BBQ #2 (Food Service Inspections)
6566 HIGHWAY 53 E DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 31, 2017 Score: 95, Grade: A

BLUE RIDGE BREAD CO. (Food Service Inspections)
800 HWY 400 S DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 20, 2017 Score: 98, Grade: A

BOJANGLES’ #845 (Food Service Inspections)
25 MAIN ST DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 3, 2017 Score: 99, Grade: A

BUCKHEAD GRILL (Food Service Inspections)
800 HWY 400 S DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 20, 2017 Score: 98, Grade: A

CAFE ESPRESSO-CARIBOU CO (Food Service Inspections)
800 HWY 400 S DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 20, 2017 Score: 98, Grade: A

CRYSTAL FALLS GOLF CLUB, LLC (Food Service Inspections)
416 CRYSTAL FALLS FAIRWAY DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 4, 2017 Score: 96, Grade: A

DAIRY QUEEN (Food Service Inspections)
170 HIGHWAY 53 E DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 20, 2017 Score: 96, Grade: A

DAWSON COUNTY JAIL KITCHEN (Food Service Inspections)
19 TUCKER AVE DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 4, 2017 Score: 99, Grade: A

FAJITA GRILL (Food Service Inspections)
384 HWY 53 E DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 25, 2017 Score: 91, Grade: A

FAJITA GRILL MOBILE UNIT (Food Service Inspections)
384 HWY 53 E DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 25, 2017 Score: 92, Grade: A

FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES (Food Service Inspections)
143 POWER CENTER DR STE 150 DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 3, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

FRESHENS YOGURT (Food Service Inspections)
800 HWY 400 S DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 20, 2017 Score: 98, Grade: A

HACIENDA BAR AND GRILL (Food Service Inspections)
219 CROSSROAD BLVD STE 110 DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 12, 2017 Score: 97, Grade: A

KRYSTAL (Food Service Inspections)
29 NORTH 400 CENTER LN DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 25, 2017 Score: 97, Grade: A

LEN FOOTE HIKE INN (Food Service Inspections)
240 AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 26, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

LITTLE CAESAR’S (Food Service Inspections)
6222 HWY 53 E STE B100 DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 25, 2017 Score: 88, Grade: B

MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL (Food Service Inspections)
837 HIGHWAY 400 N DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 3, 2017 Score: 96, Grade: A

MSE HOSPITALITY DAWSONVILLE, INC / MAIN STREET EATERY FOOD COURT (Food Service Inspections)
800 HWY 400 S STE FC 10 DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 20, 2017 Score: 95, Grade: A

NATIONWIDE CONCESSIONS (Food Service Inspections)
233 HWY 9 S DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 13, 2017 Score: 93, Grade: A

NATIONWIDE CONCESSIONS (Food Service Inspections)
233 HWY 9 S DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 13, 2017 Score: 99, Grade: A

OLD TOWNE PIZZA (Food Service Inspections)
10 TED CHESTER ST DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 19, 2017 Score: 70, Grade: C

PAPA’S PLACE (Food Service Inspections)
3651 DAWSON FOREST RD STE 160 DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 12, 2017 Score: 93, Grade: A

PARADISE VALLEY RESORT (Food Service Inspections)
49 VALLEY DR DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 12, 2017 Score: 97, Grade: A

PEPPER JACK’S (Food Service Inspections)
800 HWY 400 S DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 20, 2017 Score: 97, Grade: A

QUALITY INN (Food Service Inspections)
127 BEARTOOTH PKWY DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 16, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

RICE BOWL (Food Service Inspections)
800 HWY 400 S DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 20, 2017 Score: 97, Grade: A

SBARRO MAIN STEET EATERY (Food Service Inspections)
800 HWY 400 S DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 20, 2017 Score: 97, Grade: A

SUBWAY #3318 @ CIRCLE K STORES INC (Food Service Inspections)
79 HWY 9 N DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 3, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

The Lodge at Amicalola (Food Service Inspections)
418 AMICALOLA FALLS LODGE DR DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 31, 2017 Score: 92, Grade: A

WAFFLE HOUSE #1413 (Food Service Inspections)
6636 HWY 53 E DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 26, 2017 Score: 99, Grade: A

WNB FACTORY (Food Service Inspections)
6625 HWY 53 STE 180 DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 25, 2017 Score: 96, Grade: A

ZAXBY’S (Food Service Inspections)
244 S 400 CENTER LN DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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October 26, 2017 Score: 98, Grade: A

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