Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2018 to 4.2%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 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 6.4 percentage points lower. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Georgia 4.2% -0.1 -0.6

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 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 287,346 fewer people unemployed in the state. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 215,536 -6,759 -26,407

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
May 2018 3.8% 4.2% 215,536
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
July 2017 4.3% 4.6% 232,347
June 2017 4.3% 4.7% 236,555