Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2019 to 3.2%. 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 7.4 percentage points lower. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate December 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% 0.0 -0.4
Georgia 3.2% -0.1 -0.5

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 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 340,349 fewer people unemployed in the state. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 162,533 -4,319 -29,176

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
December 2019 3.5% 3.2% 162,533
November 2019 3.5% 3.3% 166,852
October 2019 3.6% 3.4% 172,052
September 2019 3.5% 3.5% 177,275
August 2019 3.7% 3.6% 182,066
July 2019 3.7% 3.6% 185,257
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