Workforce & Labor

White County boasts a very low unemployment rate among its peers and a thriving work force. The Georgia Department of Labor estimates White County's civilian workforce to be around 16,000 and climbing. Currently, White County maintains an unemployment rate below 3.0%. This November, the county's unemployment rate dropped below 2.5%.

Understanding the Numbers

As whole, the State of Georgia is divided into several regions containing multiple counties. This is done in an effort to study trends in each geographic region. White County is part of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission District which features the following counties:

  • Banks
  • Dawson
  • Forsyth
  • Franklin
  • Habersham
  • Hall
  • Hart
  • Lumpkin
  • Rabun
  • Stephens
  • Towns
  • Union

When compared among its peers, White County typically has a lower unemployment. White County is also leading the way in unemployment rate, consistently beating the state average.