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Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Augusta fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Augusta peaked in September 2011 at 10.1% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Augusta unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Georgia 4.5% 0.0 -0.7
Augusta 4.8% -0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 September 2011 at 26,272. There are now 13,176 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 11,862 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,234. Augusta employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Augusta, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Augusta 13,096 -183 -1,212

Number of Unemployed Persons

Augusta, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Augusta
Unemployment Rate
Augusta
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.8% 13,096
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 13,279
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.8% 12,958
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.7% 12,690
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.5% 12,111
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 4.4% 11,862
August
2017
4.4% 4.5% 4.6% 12,552
July
2017
4.3% 4.6% 4.6% 12,402
June
2017
4.3% 4.7% 4.8% 12,662
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 5.0% 13,297
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 5.1% 13,766

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.