State trade, transportation jobs surpass 1M –

by | May 20, 2022 | Jobs

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ATLANTA – For the first time in the state’s history, the sector of trade and transportation has rebounded to exceed one million jobs.
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced that Georgia’s trade and transportation sector has exceeded one million jobs for the first time in the state’s history. Gaining 11,600 jobs in April, the Trade and Transportation sector has rebounded from an 88,500-job deficit in April 2020. More than half a million of these jobs come from the retail trade sector, including Walmart, Kroger, Home Depot, and Publix – the biggest retailers in Georgia. Retail trade was one of the top five sectors hit the hardest during the pandemic losing almost 65,000 jobs at the height of COVID-19. 
“We have seen a tremendous rebound in the trade and transportation sector here in Georgia with some of our biggest job gains concentrated in the retail trade market,” said Commissioner Butler. “Much of that growth stems from strong consumer demand for goods and services, as seen in additional job increases in accommodation and food services and administrative and support services.” 
Job numbers were at an all-time high in Trade and Transportation, 1,012,800, the first sector in the state to break the one million job plateau, including the Retail Trade sector, 519,000, the Transportation and Warehousing sector, 269,500, and the Wholesale Trade sector, 224,300. Job increases also included Financial Activities, 267,500, Professio …

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