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Dalton, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dalton rose 0.3 percentage points in November 2017 to 5.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Dalton peaked in March 2009 at 13.4% and is now 8.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Dalton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Georgia 4.3% 0.0 -1.2
Dalton 5.2% +0.3 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December 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 5,311 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,125 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 182. Dalton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dalton, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Dalton 3,307 +182 -468

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dalton, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.3% 5.2% 3,307
October
2017
4.1% 4.3% 4.9% 3,125
September
2017
4.2% 4.4% 5.1% 3,247
August
2017
4.4% 4.7% 5.2% 3,264
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.2% 3,262
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 5.4% 3,407
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 5.6% 3,515
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 5.8% 3,610
March
2017
4.5% 5.1% 5.9% 3,695
February
2017
4.7% 5.3% 6.2% 3,903
January
2017
4.8% 5.5% 6.4% 4,004

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.