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Dalton, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dalton fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2014 to 9.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Dalton peaked in April 2009 at 13.0% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 9.0% in January 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Dalton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Georgia 7.1% -0.2 -1.4
Dalton 9.0% 0.0 -1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March 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 8,337. There are now 3,147 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dalton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dalton, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Dalton 5,190 -4 -1,325

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dalton, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 7.0%
February
2014
6.7% 7.1% 9.0% 5,190
January
2014
6.6% 7.3% 9.0% 5,194
December
2013
6.7% 7.4% 9.2% 5,306
November
2013
7.0% 7.6% 9.5% 5,489
October
2013
7.2% 7.8% 10.1% 5,873
September
2013
7.2% 8.0% 10.7% 6,282
August
2013
7.2% 8.2% 11.3% 6,687
July
2013
7.3% 8.3% 11.6% 6,866
June
2013
7.5% 8.4% 11.1% 6,599
May
2013
7.5% 8.4% 11.0% 6,522
April
2013
7.5% 8.3% 10.8% 6,396
March
2013
7.5% 8.4% 10.7% 6,392

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.