Department of Numbers

Georgia Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Georgia fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.8%. The state unemployment rate was 0.7 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 9.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Georgia unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Georgia 2.8% 0.0 -0.7

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

Unemployment Rate: Georgia, National

Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 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 457,674 fewer people unemployed in the state. Georgia job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Georgia 148,173 -1,481 -34,586

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployed
October 2022 3.7%
September 2022 3.5% 2.8% 148,173
August 2022 3.7% 2.8% 149,654
July 2022 3.5% 2.8% 150,178
June 2022 3.6% 2.9% 154,905
May 2022 3.6% 3.0% 157,516
April 2022 3.6% 3.1% 160,871
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