(Cleveland)-Georgia Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson said Thursday that all of Georgia’s Regional Commissions saw a decrease in unemployment in November.

The unemployment rate for the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission, which includes White County, was down five-tenths to 2.4 percent over the month, the rate was 2.4 percent one year ago.

In White County, the labor department said the preliminary unemployment rate for November here was 2 percent. That is down four-tenths of a percentage point from the revised October rate. According to Labor Department figures,  the labor force in White County in November was 17,546, of those 17,197 had jobs and 349 were unemployed.

Commissioner Thompson said, “With holiday shopping and retail kicking back up, Georgia’s unemployment rates are dropping faster than holiday deals. Coupled with a soaring job market and a workforce ready to take on limitless opportunities, Georgia is well on the road to success.”