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Dalton, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dalton rose 0.3 percentage points in March 2016 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Dalton peaked in March 2009 at 13.4% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.0% in November 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Dalton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% +0.1 -0.5
Georgia 5.5% +0.1 -0.7
Dalton 6.7% +0.3 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2016 data as April 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. From a recent trough of 3,609 in December 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 515. Dalton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dalton, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Dalton 4,124 +225 -117

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dalton, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployed
April
2016
5.0% 5.5%
March
2016
5.0% 5.5% 6.7% 4,124
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
June
2015
5.3% 5.8% 6.7% 4,060
May
2015
5.5% 5.9% 6.9% 4,161

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.