Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.6%. The state unemployment rate was 0.1 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. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Georgia 3.6% -0.1 -0.2

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

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 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 317,649 fewer people unemployed in the state. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 185,233 -5,211 -10,554

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
August 2019 3.7%
July 2019 3.7% 3.6% 185,233
June 2019 3.7% 3.7% 190,444
May 2019 3.6% 3.8% 193,973
April 2019 3.6% 3.8% 195,621
March 2019 3.8% 3.9% 198,973
February 2019 3.8% 3.9% 198,426
January 2019 4.0% 3.8% 196,883
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