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Dalton, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dalton fell 0.5 percentage points in May 2016 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Dalton peaked in March 2009 at 13.4% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dalton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% -0.3 -0.8
Georgia 5.3% -0.2 -0.6
Dalton 5.7% -0.5 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2016 data as June 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 5,145 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dalton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dalton, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Dalton 3,473 -282 -688

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dalton, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployed
June
2016
4.9% 5.1%
May
2016
4.7% 5.3% 5.7% 3,473
April
2016
5.0% 5.5% 6.2% 3,755
March
2016
5.0% 5.5% 6.7% 4,123
February
2016
4.9% 5.4% 6.4% 3,899
January
2016
4.9% 5.4% 6.5% 3,944
December
2015
5.0% 5.5% 6.0% 3,609
November
2015
5.0% 5.5% 6.0% 3,656
October
2015
5.0% 5.5% 6.1% 3,700
September
2015
5.1% 5.6% 6.2% 3,726
August
2015
5.1% 5.6% 6.3% 3,811
July
2015
5.3% 5.7% 6.5% 3,952

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.