Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia rose 0.1 percentage points in January 2019 to 3.8%. The state unemployment rate was 0.2 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 6.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate January 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.0% +0.1 -0.1
Georgia 3.8% +0.1 -0.5

Note: All comparisons are made with January data as February state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to January 2019

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Georgia peaked in December 2009 at 502,882. There are now 306,035 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 190,380 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 6,467. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 196,847 +5,138 -21,023

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Georgia from 1990 to January 2019

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
February 2019 3.8%
January 2019 4.0% 3.8% 196,847
December 2018 3.9% 3.7% 191,709
November 2018 3.7% 3.7% 191,169
October 2018 3.8% 3.7% 190,380
September 2018 3.7% 3.7% 190,948
August 2018 3.8% 3.8% 192,729
July 2018 3.9% 3.8% 195,787
June 2018 4.0% 3.9% 199,954
May 2018 3.8% 4.0% 204,459
April 2018 3.9% 4.1% 208,821
March 2018 4.0% 4.2% 212,630