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Valdosta, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Valdosta rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Valdosta peaked in June 2011 at 10.1% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Valdosta 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
Valdosta 4.4% +0.2 -0.8
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: Valdosta, Georgia, National

Valdosta, Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Valdosta, Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Valdosta peaked in September 2011 at 6,480. There are now 3,636 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,754 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 90. Valdosta employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Valdosta, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Valdosta 2,844 +90 -504

Number of Unemployed Persons

Valdosta, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Valdosta
Unemployment Rate
Valdosta
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.3% 4.4% 2,844
October
2017
4.1% 4.3% 4.2% 2,754
September
2017
4.2% 4.4% 4.2% 2,769
August
2017
4.4% 4.7% 4.5% 2,923
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 4.5% 2,908
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.6% 2,972
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 4.7% 3,045
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.9% 3,166
March
2017
4.5% 5.1% 4.8% 3,107
February
2017
4.7% 5.3% 5.0% 3,219
January
2017
4.8% 5.5% 5.3% 3,406

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.