Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2016 to 5.2%. The state unemployment rate was 0.3 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 5.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in August 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.9% -0.1 -0.1
Georgia 5.2% +0.1 -0.3

Note: All comparisons are made with October data as November state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 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 248,600 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 241,690 in August 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 13,099. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 254,789 +6,322 -7,914

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
November 2016 4.6%
October 2016 4.9% 5.2% 254,789
September 2016 5.0% 5.1% 248,467
August 2016 4.9% 4.9% 241,690
July 2016 4.9% 5.0% 242,486
June 2016 4.9% 5.1% 249,102
May 2016 4.7% 5.3% 255,264
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