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Dalton, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dalton fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2019 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Dalton peaked in April 2009 at 13.2% and is now 8.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Dalton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% 0.0 -0.2
Georgia 3.9% 0.0 -0.3
Dalton 4.9% 0.0 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2019 data as April metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Dalton, Georgia, National

Dalton, Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Dalton, Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Dalton peaked in April 2009 at 8,483. There are now 5,462 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,833 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 188. Dalton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dalton, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Dalton 3,021 -22 -120

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dalton, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployed
April
2019
3.6%
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.9% 3,021
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.9% 3,043
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.8% 2,970
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.6% 2,849
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.6% 2,842
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.6% 2,833
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.6% 2,839
August
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.7% 2,854
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.7% 2,874
June
2018
4.0% 3.9% 4.8% 2,909
May
2018
3.8% 4.0% 4.9% 2,967

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.