Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2016 to 5.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Georgia peaked in October 2009 at 10.5% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% -0.3 -0.8
Georgia 5.3% -0.2 -0.6

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 2016

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Georgia peaked in November 2009 at 503,389. There are now 247,922 fewer people unemployed in the state. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 255,467 -10,240 -26,154

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Georgia from 1990 to May 2016

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
May 2016 4.7% 5.3% 255,467
April 2016 5.0% 5.5% 265,707
March 2016 5.0% 5.5% 265,765
February 2016 4.9% 5.4% 261,024
January 2016 4.9% 5.4% 258,813
December 2015 5.0% 5.5% 260,867
November 2015 5.0% 5.5% 261,341
October 2015 5.0% 5.5% 262,703
September 2015 5.1% 5.6% 264,344
August 2015 5.1% 5.6% 266,742
July 2015 5.3% 5.7% 270,457
June 2015 5.3% 5.8% 275,637