Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2014 to 7.1%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 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 3.3 percentage points lower. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Georgia 7.1% -0.2 -1.4

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

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 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 152,356 fewer people unemployed in the state. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 337,443 -6,896 -69,808

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
March 2014 6.7%
February 2014 6.7% 7.1% 337,443
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
July 2013 7.3% 8.3% 396,238
June 2013 7.5% 8.4% 399,971
May 2013 7.5% 8.4% 400,102
April 2013 7.5% 8.3% 399,229
March 2013 7.5% 8.4% 402,489