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Dalton, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dalton fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 5.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Dalton peaked in March 2009 at 13.4% and is now 8.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.0 percentage points. You can also compare Dalton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Georgia 3.9% +0.1 -0.3
Dalton 5.2% -0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 March 2009 at 8,618. There are now 5,414 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,574 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 630. Dalton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dalton, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Dalton 3,204 -52 -228

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dalton, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.9%
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 5.2% 3,204
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 5.3% 3,256
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.7% 2,886
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.3% 2,642
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.4% 2,696
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.2% 2,574
August
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.4% 2,700
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.7% 2,957
June
2018
4.0% 3.9% 4.7% 2,900
May
2018
3.8% 4.0% 4.6% 2,828
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.9% 3,057

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.