Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia rose 1.2 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.7%. The state unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Georgia peaked in April 2020 at 12.6% and is now 6.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.5% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.2 percentage points. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Georgia 5.7% +1.2 +2.6

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

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Georgia peaked in April 2020 at 614,472. There are now 318,273 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 227,680 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 68,519. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 296,199 +68,519 +134,989

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Georgia from 1990 to November 2020

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
December 2020 6.7%
November 2020 6.7% 5.7% 296,199
October 2020 6.9% 4.5% 227,680
September 2020 7.8% 6.3% 313,535
August 2020 8.4% 5.7% 282,138
July 2020 10.2% 7.6% 380,204
June 2020 11.1% 7.6% 373,442
May 2020 13.3% 9.4% 460,404
April 2020 14.8% 12.6% 614,472
March 2020 4.4% 4.6% 239,219
February 2020 3.5% 3.1% 161,147
January 2020 3.5% 3.1% 159,611