Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia rose 0.1 percentage points in December 2018 to 3.6%. The state unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Georgia peaked in February 2010 at 10.6% and is now 7.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in November 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% +0.2 -0.2
Georgia 3.6% +0.1 -0.9

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 2018

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Georgia peaked in December 2009 at 502,882. There are now 318,250 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 182,363 in November 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,269. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 184,632 +2,269 -43,587

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Georgia from 1990 to December 2018

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
December 2018 3.9% 3.6% 184,632
November 2018 3.7% 3.5% 182,363
October 2018 3.8% 3.6% 184,567
September 2018 3.7% 3.7% 188,376
August 2018 3.8% 3.8% 196,959
July 2018 3.9% 3.9% 203,815
June 2018 4.0% 4.1% 210,639
May 2018 3.8% 4.2% 215,557
April 2018 3.9% 4.3% 222,295
March 2018 4.0% 4.4% 226,022
February 2018 4.1% 4.4% 227,528
January 2018 4.1% 4.5% 227,629