Thursday, March 28, 2013
January's unemployment rate was a little better than the Georgia Department of Labor originally thought, at 6.9%.
Johns Creek's unemployment rate rose to 7 percent in February, with 2,628 people who were jobless. While that figure is not as good as rates for Alpharetta or Roswell, it's much better than the metro Atlanta or Georgia unemployment rates by mroe than a full percentage point. The jobless rate was revealed to have been a tiny bit better in January at 6.9 percent in revised figures also released today by the Georgia Department of Labor. The North Fulton city had 2,628 people unemployed last month, 21 fewer than in January. The labor force dipped by 81 people as well. This could be because those workers have been out of work for so long they are no longer counted as looking for work, or some of them may have moved out of the city. City…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
One out of every 14 people in the North Fulton city's labor force is out of work.
Johns Creek's revised unemployment figures for December 2012 were a tenth of a percent lower than originally estimated, but the January 2013 lost that gain and the cit's jobless rate fell to 7 percent. The city's labor force dropped slightly to 37,644, not quite offsetting the loss of jobs by 140 people. But things were worse a year ago when the city's unemployment was even higher at 7.3 percent. Johns Creek's labor force was calculated at 37,644, with 2,628 of those people counted among the jobless. That works out to approximately 1 out of every 14 people in the local labor force being out of a job. City Rate Alpharetta 6.4% Johns Creek 7.0 Roswell 6.5
Sandy Springs 6.5
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Although 7 percent is high for North Fulton, it's far below the metro Atlanta, Fulton County or state unemployment rates in preliminary figures released by the Georgia Department of Labor.
Johns Creek may have the highest unemployment rate in North Fulton, but it's far below the Fulton County rate, or even the metro Atlanta or statewide rates, according to figures released by the Georgia Department of Labor today. At 7 percent, Johns Creek's rate is 2.3 percent lower than Fulton County as a whole. And it's more than 1 percent lower than both metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia's unemployment rates. Johns Creek saw a significant rise in unemployment from November 2012 to December, increasing four-tenths of a percent to 7 percent. The city's labor force grew to 37,016, but the number of unemployed residents also rose, from 2,433 to 2,591. A year ago the city's unemployment was only slightly higher at 7.1 percent. Roswell, …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
North Fulton cities have some of the lowest unemployment rates in the state.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Since Alpharetta's daytime population is almost double the number of people who live in the city, it's not really a surprise that the city had the lowest unemployment rate for October of any municipality in Georgia at 6.1 percent. That doesn't make the 1,926 city residents who were unemployed last month happy. The Georgia Department of Labor released labor force data today, and other North Fulton cities fared relatively well also. Roswell's 6.4 percent jobless rate was second out of the cities of 25,000 people or more that the department measures. Sandy Springs is just a tick away at 6.5 percent. Johns Creek had the highest rate in North Fulton at 7 percent, a drop of one-tenth, though that was far below East Point's 12.4 percent jobless …