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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 2019 to 4.1%. 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 July 2011 at 10.0% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in October 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Augusta unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
Georgia 3.8% -0.1 -0.3
Augusta 4.1% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 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 August 2011 at 25,990. There are now 14,931 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,512 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 547. Augusta employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Augusta, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Augusta 11,059 +3 -500

Number of Unemployed Persons

Augusta, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Augusta
Unemployment Rate
Augusta
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.1% 11,059
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
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.9% 10,541
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.9% 10,512
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.0% 10,552
August
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.0% 10,637
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.0% 10,784
June
2018
4.0% 3.9% 4.1% 11,000

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.