Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2017 to 4.9%. The state unemployment rate was 0.6 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 5.6 percentage points lower. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.3% -0.1 -0.4
Georgia 4.9% -0.1 -0.4

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 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 257,041 fewer people unemployed in the state. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 246,348 -6,021 -14,239

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
May 2017 4.3% 4.9% 246,348
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
November 2016 4.6% 5.5% 272,252
October 2016 4.8% 5.4% 269,621
September 2016 4.9% 5.4% 266,361
August 2016 4.9% 5.3% 262,765
July 2016 4.9% 5.3% 260,099
June 2016 4.9% 5.3% 259,317