Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2018 to 3.8%. 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 6.8 percentage points lower. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% 0.0 -0.5
Georgia 3.8% -0.1 -0.7

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

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to August 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 305,877 fewer people unemployed in the state. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 197,005 -6,810 -32,541

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
September 2018 3.7%
August 2018 3.9% 3.8% 197,005
July 2018 3.9% 3.9% 203,815
June 2018 4.0% 4.1% 210,639
May 2018 3.8% 4.2% 215,557
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