Elbert and Surrounding Counties See Unemployment Numbers Increase

July 31, 2013

7-31-2013 Unemployment Data MapA year ago today, Elbert County’s unemployment rate sat at 12.1%, things have improved only very slightly since that time.

The recently released county by county unemployment numbers show that Elbert County’s June 2013 unemployment rate was 11.5%, which is an increase from May’s rate of 11.3%.

Elbert County wasn’t alone when it came to experiencing a higher unemployment rate, as other counties in our area saw higher numbers as well.

Madison (6.7%), Oglethorpe (6.9%), Franklin (10.8%), Lincoln (10.9%), Hart (11.3%), and Wilkes Counties (11.7%) all saw their numbers increase over the last month.

Lowest county wide unemployment rate for the state was Oconee County at 5.8%, and the highest rate for June was Telfair County at 20.9%.

As reported in mid July, the state of Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from May’s rate of 8.3% to 8.6% in June.