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Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Augusta fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Augusta peaked in April 2020 at 10.5% and is now 7.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in January 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Augusta 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
Augusta 3.5% 0.0 -0.8
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: 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 April 2020 at 26,726. There are now 17,453 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,095 in January 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 178. Augusta employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Augusta, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Augusta 9,273 -82 -2,266

Number of Unemployed Persons

Augusta, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Augusta
Unemployment Rate
Augusta
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.1% 3.5% 9,273
March
2022
3.6% 3.1% 3.5% 9,355
February
2022
3.8% 3.2% 3.5% 9,215
January
2022
4.0% 3.2% 3.4% 9,095
December
2021
3.9% 3.3% 3.5% 9,317
November
2021
4.2% 3.3% 3.5% 9,281
October
2021
4.6% 3.4% 3.5% 9,295
September
2021
4.7% 3.5% 3.6% 9,538
August
2021
5.2% 3.7% 3.7% 9,899
July
2021
5.4% 3.9% 3.9% 10,349
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 4.0% 10,793

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.