September 20, 2016

Georgia’s Economy is Booming


The August jobs numbers are in and they’re worth celebrating.

In the past year, Georgia has added 104,000 new jobs and is growing at a 2.4 percent rate – well above the national average of 1.7 percent.

Our statewide unemployment rate is now 4.9% with a record 4.7 million employed Georgians – 13,000 of whom have been hired in the last month – leading to the lowest unemployment in nearly a decade.

These numbers are a reflection of the pro-business initiatives being pursued by our state’s leaders, creating a broader job market and putting more Georgians to work than ever before.

Our focus on a pro-jobs agenda of lower taxes and less regulation is helping our economy boom and building a better Georgia for our citizens.