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Rome, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Rome rose 0.3 percentage points in November 2017 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Rome peaked in September 2011 at 12.5% and is now 7.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.7% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Rome 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
Rome 5.0% +0.3 -0.9
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: Rome, Georgia, National

Rome, Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Rome, Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Rome peaked in September 2011 at 5,645. There are now 3,464 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,080 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 101. Rome employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Rome, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Rome 2,181 +101 -428

Number of Unemployed Persons

Rome, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.3% 5.0% 2,181
October
2017
4.1% 4.3% 4.7% 2,080
September
2017
4.2% 4.4% 4.7% 2,099
August
2017
4.4% 4.7% 5.1% 2,279
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.4% 2,385
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 5.2% 2,288
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 5.4% 2,387
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 5.6% 2,467
March
2017
4.5% 5.1% 5.5% 2,449
February
2017
4.7% 5.3% 5.9% 2,591
January
2017
4.8% 5.5% 6.2% 2,724

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.