Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia rose 0.1 percentage points in May 2015 to 6.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.8 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 4.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.2% in April 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% +0.1 -0.8
Georgia 6.3% +0.1 -1.0

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 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 204,222 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 297,724 in April 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,443. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 299,167 +1,443 -46,782

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
May 2015 5.5% 6.3% 299,167
April 2015 5.4% 6.2% 297,724
March 2015 5.5% 6.3% 300,003
February 2015 5.5% 6.3% 300,145
January 2015 5.7% 6.4% 304,232
December 2014 5.6% 6.6% 311,035
November 2014 5.8% 6.7% 315,773
October 2014 5.7% 6.8% 321,775
September 2014 5.9% 6.9% 328,186
August 2014 6.1% 7.1% 334,443
July 2014 6.2% 7.2% 340,014
June 2014 6.1% 7.3% 344,031