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Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Augusta fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.7%. 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 September 2011 at 10.1% and is now 6.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Augusta unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Georgia 3.6% -0.1 -0.9
Augusta 3.7% 0.0 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 26,226. There are now 16,199 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,906 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 121. Augusta employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Augusta, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Augusta 10,027 +121 -2,533

Number of Unemployed Persons

Augusta, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Augusta
Unemployment Rate
Augusta
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.6% 3.7% 10,027
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.7% 9,906
August
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.9% 10,505
July
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.8% 10,475
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.0% 10,764
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.0% 10,840
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.3% 11,916
March
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.7% 12,967
February
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.8% 13,076
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 13,270
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.7% 12,779

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.