Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2017 to 4.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.2 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 6.2 percentage points lower. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% -0.1 -0.7
Georgia 4.3% -0.1 -1.1

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 2017

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Georgia peaked in November 2009 at 503,389. There are now 283,729 fewer people unemployed in the state. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 219,660 -5,511 -49,961

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Georgia from 1990 to October 2017

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
November 2017 4.1%
October 2017 4.1% 4.3% 219,660
September 2017 4.2% 4.4% 225,171
August 2017 4.4% 4.7% 235,690
July 2017 4.3% 4.7% 236,705
June 2017 4.4% 4.8% 240,586
May 2017 4.3% 4.9% 246,308
April 2017 4.4% 5.0% 252,369
March 2017 4.5% 5.1% 257,273
February 2017 4.7% 5.3% 267,114
January 2017 4.8% 5.5% 276,071
December 2016 4.7% 5.5% 273,934