Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2021 to 4.1%. The state unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Georgia peaked in April 2020 at 12.5% and is now 8.4 percentage points lower. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Georgia 4.1% -0.2 -5.3

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

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 2021

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Georgia peaked in April 2020 at 620,840. There are now 409,123 fewer people unemployed in the state. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 211,717 -10,186 -260,912

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Georgia from 1990 to May 2021

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
June 2021 5.9%
May 2021 5.8% 4.1% 211,717
April 2021 6.1% 4.3% 221,903
March 2021 6.0% 4.5% 232,026
February 2021 6.2% 4.8% 246,082
January 2021 6.3% 5.1% 258,460
December 2020 6.7% 5.3% 271,108
November 2020 6.7% 5.6% 285,131
October 2020 6.9% 5.9% 301,359
September 2020 7.8% 6.5% 320,076
August 2020 8.4% 7.0% 345,147
July 2020 10.2% 7.6% 378,397