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Dalton, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dalton fell 0.2 percentage points in June 2015 to 6.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Dalton peaked in March 2009 at 13.4% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dalton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% -0.2 -0.8
Georgia 6.1% -0.2 -1.2
Dalton 6.8% -0.2 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with June 2015 data as July 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 4,494 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dalton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dalton, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Dalton 4,124 -158 -1,091

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dalton, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployed
July
2015
5.3% 6.0%
June
2015
5.3% 6.1% 6.8% 4,124
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
January
2015
5.7% 6.4% 7.4% 4,578
December
2014
5.6% 6.6% 7.3% 4,421
November
2014
5.8% 6.7% 7.5% 4,545
October
2014
5.7% 6.8% 7.7% 4,717
September
2014
5.9% 6.9% 8.2% 5,017
August
2014
6.1% 7.1% 8.7% 5,352

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.