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Dalton, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dalton fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2015 to 7.0%. 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 6.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dalton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% +0.1 -0.8
Georgia 6.3% +0.1 -1.0
Dalton 7.0% -0.2 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

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 4,323 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 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Dalton 4,295 -98 -832

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dalton, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployed
May
2015
5.5% 6.3% 7.0% 4,295
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
July
2014
6.2% 7.2% 8.8% 5,380
June
2014
6.1% 7.3% 8.6% 5,215

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.