Effingham HeraldUpdated: May 24, 2021, 9:33 AMPublished: May 19, 2021, 8:49 AM Effingham County Chamber of Commerce CEOI’m sure you have heard how Effingham County businesses are struggling to fill vacant jobs. The situation is especially acute in the county, with an unemployment rate of just 2.9 percent compared to 4.5 percent across Georgia and 6 percent in the U.S. We expect some improvement, as the state Department of Labor brings back the weekly work search requirement for receiving unemployment benefits.