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Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Augusta fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2021 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Augusta peaked in April 2020 at 10.8% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Augusta unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Georgia 2.8% -0.3 -2.8
Augusta 2.9% -0.1 -2.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 28,005. There are now 20,110 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Augusta employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Augusta, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Augusta 7,895 -173 -5,375

Number of Unemployed Persons

Augusta, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Augusta
Unemployment Rate
Augusta
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 2.8% 2.9% 7,895
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 3.0% 8,068
September
2021
4.7% 3.3% 3.1% 8,262
August
2021
5.2% 3.5% 3.1% 8,361
July
2021
5.4% 3.7% 3.1% 8,317
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 4.2% 11,278
May
2021
5.8% 4.1% 4.2% 11,371
April
2021
6.0% 4.3% 4.2% 11,456
March
2021
6.0% 4.5% 4.2% 11,199
February
2021
6.2% 4.8% 4.1% 10,940
January
2021
6.4% 5.1% 4.0% 10,611

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.