(Cleveland)- The unemployment rate in White County continues to improve despite downturns in the economy as a result of the Coronavirus.  The Georgia Department of Labor released new figures Thursday that show the June Preliminary unemployment rate in the county at 4.9 percent that is down from the 6.6 percent revised rate in May. 

The labor department said the labor force in White County in June was 16,269, with 15,468 of those having jobs 801 were unemployed. 

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday  “June continued to show positive growth across all regions and counties, we saw almost all major indicators head in the right direction but continue to work to support Georgia businesses and get Georgians back to work.”

In the Georgia Mountains, the unemployment rate decreased in June to 5.9 percent, a decrease of 1.6 percentage points. A year ago, the rate was 3.3 percent.