Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia rose 0.4 percentage points in August 2014 to 8.1%. The state unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Georgia peaked in October 2009 at 10.4% and is now 2.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.9% in April 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.2 percentage points. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% -0.1 -1.1
Georgia 8.1% +0.4 -0.1

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to August 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Georgia peaked in December 2009 at 489,799. There are now 105,169 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 331,280 in April 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 53,350. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 384,630 +14,612 -4,370

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Georgia from 1990 to August 2014

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
August 2014 6.1% 8.1% 384,630
July 2014 6.2% 7.7% 370,018
June 2014 6.1% 7.4% 353,234
May 2014 6.3% 7.2% 345,390
April 2014 6.3% 6.9% 331,280
March 2014 6.7% 7.0% 334,088
February 2014 6.7% 7.1% 336,764
January 2014 6.6% 7.3% 344,339
December 2013 6.7% 7.4% 351,447
November 2013 7.0% 7.6% 359,415
October 2013 7.2% 7.8% 370,803
September 2013 7.2% 8.0% 378,871
August 2013 7.2% 8.2% 389,000