Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.1%. The state unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Georgia peaked in April 2020 at 12.3% and is now 9.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Georgia 3.1% 0.0 -1.2

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

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to April 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Georgia peaked in April 2020 at 605,847. There are now 444,962 fewer people unemployed in the state. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 160,885 -4,179 -60,472

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Georgia from 1990 to April 2022

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
May 2022 3.6%
April 2022 3.6% 3.1% 160,885
March 2022 3.6% 3.1% 165,064
February 2022 3.8% 3.2% 166,214
January 2022 4.0% 3.2% 168,339
December 2021 3.9% 3.3% 173,572
November 2021 4.2% 3.3% 174,091
October 2021 4.6% 3.4% 176,436
September 2021 4.7% 3.5% 182,759
August 2021 5.2% 3.7% 191,590
July 2021 5.4% 3.9% 200,079
June 2021 5.9% 4.0% 208,221