Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today applauded record August job and employment numbers for 2019. Georgia added 20,800 jobs last month, marking the strongest August in the last twenty years and doubling the number of new jobs created in August of 2018. The 20,800 jobs added push Georgia's total job number to a new state record of 4.64 million jobs.

"It's a great time to be a Georgian," said Governor Kemp. "Georgia is the top state for business for the sixth consecutive year, job growth is breaking records, and our ports are firing on all cylinders. With the nation's leading workforce development program and a world-class infrastructure system, businesses around the world have Georgia on their mind.

"Now is not the time to take our foot off the gas. By continuing to invest in education and workforce development, prioritizing health care innovation, and maintaining a welcoming business climate, Georgia's best days are ahead."

Read the Georgia Department of Labor's full release here.

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