July 22, 2021

Effingham County June Jobless Rate at 3.9%

Effingham County June Jobless Rate at 3.9%

Published on July 22 2021 2:59 pm

Last Updated on July 22 2021 2:59 pm

Written by Greg Sapp

The Effingham County June jobless rate was at 3.9%.

The rate is down from 10.6% in June 2020.

Total nonfarm employment in the county in June increased by 2,575 compared to last year.

Employment gains in the county were posted in Leisure and Hospitality (+900), Educational and Health Services (+500), Government (+325), Trade, Transportation and Utilities (+300), Professional and Business Services (+225), Other Services (+100), Financial Activities (+75), Construction (+50), Manufacturing (+50) and Information (+50). 

Other area counties and their June unemployment rates:

Coles–6.2%, down from 12.2% one year earlier

Cumberland–4.5%, down from 8.6%

Shelby–4.5%, down from 9.5%

Clay–6.1%, down from 12.1%

Fayette–5.3%, down from 11%

Jasper –4.6%, down from 8.8%.

The statewide jobless rate for June was 7.9%, down from 14.4% in June 2020.

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