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Dalton, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dalton rose 0.3 percentage points in January 2017 to 6.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Dalton peaked in March 2009 at 13.4% and is now 7.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.7% in May 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Dalton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.8% +0.1 -0.1
Georgia 5.5% 0.0 -0.1
Dalton 6.4% +0.3 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2017 data as February 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 March 2009 at 8,618. There are now 4,627 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,468 in May 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 523. Dalton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dalton, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Dalton 3,991 +254 +47

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dalton, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployed
February
2017
4.7%
January
2017
4.8% 5.5% 6.4% 3,991
December
2016
4.7% 5.5% 6.1% 3,737
November
2016
4.6% 5.5% 6.0% 3,697
October
2016
4.8% 5.4% 6.1% 3,752
September
2016
4.9% 5.4% 6.1% 3,723
August
2016
4.9% 5.3% 5.9% 3,604
July
2016
4.9% 5.3% 5.9% 3,627
June
2016
4.9% 5.3% 6.0% 3,647
May
2016
4.7% 5.3% 5.7% 3,468
April
2016
5.0% 5.4% 6.2% 3,755
March
2016
5.0% 5.5% 6.7% 4,123

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.