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Dalton, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dalton rose 0.2 percentage points in May 2014 to 8.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Dalton peaked in April 2009 at 13.0% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 8.7% in April 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Dalton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% 0.0 -1.2
Georgia 7.2% +0.3 -1.2
Dalton 8.9% +0.2 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2014 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 April 2009 at 8,294. There are now 3,163 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,022 in April 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 109. Dalton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dalton, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Dalton 5,131 +109 -1,276

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dalton, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployed
June
2014
6.1% 7.4%
May
2014
6.3% 7.2% 8.9% 5,131
April
2014
6.3% 6.9% 8.7% 5,022
March
2014
6.7% 7.0% 8.8% 5,079
February
2014
6.7% 7.1% 9.0% 5,187
January
2014
6.6% 7.3% 9.0% 5,217
December
2013
6.7% 7.4% 9.2% 5,322
November
2013
7.0% 7.6% 9.4% 5,465
October
2013
7.2% 7.8% 9.7% 5,640
September
2013
7.2% 8.0% 10.0% 5,847
August
2013
7.2% 8.2% 10.3% 6,064
July
2013
7.3% 8.3% 10.6% 6,239
June
2013
7.5% 8.4% 10.8% 6,352

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.