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Columbus, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Columbus fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Columbus peaked in April 2020 at 12.3% and is now 8.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Columbus unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Georgia 2.8% 0.0 -0.7
Columbus 3.4% -0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Columbus, Georgia, National

Columbus, Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Columbus, Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Columbus peaked in April 2020 at 14,824. There are now 10,616 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Columbus employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Columbus, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Columbus 4,208 -41 -732

Number of Unemployed Persons

Columbus, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Columbus
Unemployment Rate
Columbus
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.8% 3.4% 4,208
August
2022
3.7% 2.8% 3.5% 4,249
July
2022
3.5% 2.8% 3.5% 4,263
June
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.6% 4,416
May
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.6% 4,491
April
2022
3.6% 3.1% 3.7% 4,560
March
2022
3.6% 3.1% 3.8% 4,628
February
2022
3.8% 3.2% 3.8% 4,607
January
2022
4.0% 3.2% 3.8% 4,649
December
2021
3.9% 3.3% 3.9% 4,769
November
2021
4.2% 3.3% 3.9% 4,753

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.