Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2015 to 5.5%. The state unemployment rate was 0.5 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 5.0 percentage points lower. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Georgia 5.5% -0.1 -1.1

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

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 2015

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Georgia peaked in November 2009 at 503,389. There are now 241,298 fewer people unemployed in the state. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 262,091 -2,690 -48,944

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Georgia from 1990 to December 2015

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
January 2016 4.9%
December 2015 5.0% 5.5% 262,091
November 2015 5.0% 5.6% 264,781
October 2015 5.0% 5.7% 268,338
September 2015 5.1% 5.8% 272,140
August 2015 5.1% 5.8% 276,811
July 2015 5.3% 6.0% 283,202
June 2015 5.3% 6.1% 289,616
May 2015 5.5% 6.3% 298,676
April 2015 5.4% 6.2% 297,724
March 2015 5.5% 6.3% 300,003
February 2015 5.5% 6.3% 300,145