(Cleveland)- Georgia Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson announced Thursday that all of Georgia’s Regional Commissions reported declining unemployment rates for April. In the Georgia Mountains Region,  which includes White County, the unemployment rate was down four-tenths to 2.3 percent over the month, the rate was 2.1 percent one year ago.

In White County, the April preliminary unemployment rate was 2 percent which is down four-tenths of a percentage point from the revised March rate. A year ago the rate was 1.9 percent.

The labor department reported that at the end of April, the labor force in White County was 17,675, of those 17,319 were employed while 356 were unemployed.

Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson said, “Empowering the right people, in the right place, at the right time to make the right decisions is why Georgia continues to lead the nation in low unemployment and job opportunities for hardworking Georgians.”