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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Atlanta fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Atlanta peaked in April 2020 at 12.8% and is now 9.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in February 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Atlanta unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Georgia 3.1% 0.0 -1.2
Atlanta 3.1% -0.1 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Atlanta, Georgia, National

Atlanta, Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Atlanta, Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Atlanta peaked in April 2020 at 379,921. There are now 281,658 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Atlanta employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Atlanta, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Atlanta 98,263 -2,917 -38,688

Number of Unemployed Persons

Atlanta, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Atlanta
Unemployment Rate
Atlanta
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.1% 3.1% 98,263
March
2022
3.6% 3.1% 3.2% 101,180
February
2022
3.8% 3.2% 3.1% 100,141
January
2022
4.0% 3.2% 3.2% 101,138
December
2021
3.9% 3.3% 3.3% 103,689
November
2021
4.2% 3.3% 3.3% 103,146
October
2021
4.6% 3.4% 3.3% 103,404
September
2021
4.7% 3.5% 3.4% 107,142
August
2021
5.2% 3.7% 3.6% 112,652
July
2021
5.4% 3.9% 3.8% 119,172
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 4.0% 125,531

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.