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Dalton, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dalton fell 0.0 percentage points in December 2015 to 6.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Dalton peaked in March 2009 at 13.4% and is now 7.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.1% in November 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Dalton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Georgia 5.5% -0.1 -1.1
Dalton 6.1% 0.0 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2015 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 March 2009 at 8,618. There are now 4,969 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 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Dalton 3,649 -31 -772

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dalton, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployed
January
2016
4.9%
December
2015
5.0% 5.5% 6.1% 3,649
November
2015
5.0% 5.6% 6.1% 3,680
October
2015
5.0% 5.7% 6.3% 3,788
September
2015
5.1% 5.8% 6.3% 3,790
August
2015
5.1% 5.8% 6.4% 3,862
July
2015
5.3% 6.0% 6.8% 4,123
June
2015
5.3% 6.1% 6.8% 4,111
May
2015
5.5% 6.3% 7.0% 4,282
April
2015
5.4% 6.2% 7.2% 4,393
March
2015
5.5% 6.3% 7.1% 4,351
February
2015
5.5% 6.3% 7.2% 4,404

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.