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Dalton, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dalton fell 0.3 percentage points in March 2017 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Dalton peaked in March 2009 at 13.4% and is now 7.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dalton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.5% -0.2 -0.5
Georgia 5.1% -0.2 -0.4
Dalton 5.9% -0.3 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2017 data as April 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 4,913 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dalton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dalton, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Dalton 3,705 -198 -243

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dalton, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployed
April
2017
4.4% 5.0%
March
2017
4.5% 5.1% 5.9% 3,705
February
2017
4.7% 5.3% 6.2% 3,903
January
2017
4.8% 5.5% 6.4% 4,004
December
2016
4.7% 5.5% 6.0% 3,729
November
2016
4.6% 5.5% 6.0% 3,775
October
2016
4.8% 5.4% 6.2% 3,865
September
2016
4.9% 5.4% 6.2% 3,905
August
2016
4.9% 5.3% 6.1% 3,864
July
2016
4.9% 5.3% 6.1% 3,818
June
2016
4.9% 5.3% 6.0% 3,760
May
2016
4.7% 5.3% 6.0% 3,708

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.