Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia fell 0.1 percentage points in June 2018 to 4.1%. The state unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Georgia peaked in February 2010 at 10.6% and is now 6.5 percentage points lower. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate June 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.0% +0.2 -0.3
Georgia 4.1% -0.1 -0.6

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

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to June 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 292,269 fewer people unemployed in the state. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 210,613 -4,944 -25,942

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
July 2018 3.9%
June 2018 4.0% 4.1% 210,613
May 2018 3.8% 4.2% 215,557
April 2018 3.9% 4.3% 222,295
March 2018 4.1% 4.4% 226,022
February 2018 4.1% 4.4% 227,528
January 2018 4.1% 4.5% 227,629
December 2017 4.1% 4.5% 228,219
November 2017 4.1% 4.5% 227,826
October 2017 4.1% 4.5% 227,253
September 2017 4.2% 4.5% 227,932
August 2017 4.4% 4.5% 229,546