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Dalton, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dalton fell 0.5 percentage points in December 2014 to 8.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Dalton peaked in April 2009 at 13.0% and is now 4.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dalton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.6% -0.2 -1.1
Georgia 6.9% -0.3 -0.5
Dalton 8.4% -0.5 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2014 data as January metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Dalton, Georgia, National

Dalton, Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Dalton, Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Dalton peaked in April 2009 at 8,294. There are now 3,565 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dalton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dalton, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Dalton 4,729 -331 -593

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dalton, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployed
January
2015
5.7%
December
2014
5.6% 6.9% 8.4% 4,729
November
2014
5.8% 7.2% 8.9% 5,060
October
2014
5.7% 7.6% 9.5% 5,451
September
2014
5.9% 7.9% 10.0% 5,759
August
2014
6.1% 8.1% 10.1% 5,863
July
2014
6.2% 7.7% 9.4% 5,445
June
2014
6.1% 7.4% 9.0% 5,161
May
2014
6.3% 7.2% 8.9% 5,122
April
2014
6.2% 6.9% 8.7% 5,022
March
2014
6.6% 7.0% 8.8% 5,079
February
2014
6.7% 7.1% 9.0% 5,187

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.