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Savannah, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Savannah rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Savannah peaked in November 2010 at 10.1% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Savannah 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
Savannah 4.2% +0.2 -1.0
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: Savannah, Georgia, National

Savannah, Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Savannah, Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Savannah peaked in November 2010 at 17,217. There are now 9,473 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,473 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 271. Savannah employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Savannah, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Savannah 7,744 +271 -1,677

Number of Unemployed Persons

Savannah, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.3% 4.2% 7,744
October
2017
4.1% 4.3% 4.0% 7,473
September
2017
4.2% 4.4% 4.0% 7,493
August
2017
4.4% 4.7% 4.3% 7,970
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 4.3% 8,079
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.5% 8,301
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 4.6% 8,510
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.7% 8,688
March
2017
4.5% 5.1% 4.7% 8,678
February
2017
4.7% 5.3% 4.9% 8,966
January
2017
4.8% 5.5% 5.1% 9,313

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.