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Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Augusta fell 1.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Augusta peaked in April 2020 at 10.8% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Augusta unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Georgia 3.7% -0.3 -3.9
Augusta 3.1% -1.1 -3.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 19,681 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Augusta employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Augusta, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Augusta 8,324 -2,954 -8,591

Number of Unemployed Persons

Augusta, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Augusta
Unemployment Rate
Augusta
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 3.7% 3.1% 8,324
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 4.2% 11,278
May
2021
5.8% 4.1% 4.2% 11,371
April
2021
6.1% 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
6.3% 5.1% 4.0% 10,611
December
2020
6.7% 5.3% 4.8% 12,871
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.0% 13,270
October
2020
6.9% 5.9% 5.0% 13,716
September
2020
7.8% 6.5% 5.4% 14,259

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.