Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2019 to 3.9%. 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 6.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% 0.0 -0.2
Georgia 3.9% 0.0 -0.3

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

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 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 303,910 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 190,380 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 8,592. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 198,972 +546 -13,658

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
April 2019 3.6%
March 2019 3.8% 3.9% 198,972
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
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