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Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Augusta fell 0.2 percentage points in October 2019 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Augusta peaked in July 2011 at 10.0% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Augusta unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Georgia 3.4% -0.1 -0.3
Augusta 3.4% -0.2 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Augusta, Georgia, National

Augusta, Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Augusta, Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Augusta peaked in August 2011 at 25,990. There are now 16,826 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Augusta employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Augusta, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Augusta 9,164 -486 -1,348

Number of Unemployed Persons

Augusta, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Augusta
Unemployment Rate
Augusta
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 3.4% 3.4% 9,164
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.6% 9,650
August
2019
3.7% 3.6% 3.8% 10,197
July
2019
3.7% 3.6% 3.9% 10,519
June
2019
3.7% 3.7% 4.0% 10,912
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.1% 11,090
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.1% 11,060
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.1% 11,056
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.1% 10,919
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.1% 10,881
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.0% 10,562

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.