Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia fell 0.0 percentage points in March 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 6.3% in February 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% 0.0 -1.1
Georgia 6.3% 0.0 -1.0

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 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 203,000 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 300,145 in February 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 244. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 300,389 +244 -44,963

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
March 2015 5.5% 6.3% 300,389
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
May 2014 6.3% 7.3% 345,949
April 2014 6.2% 7.3% 346,084