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Dalton, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dalton fell 8.6 percentage points in May 2020 to 11.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Dalton peaked in April 2020 at 20.3% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dalton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Georgia 9.7% -2.9 +6.1
Dalton 11.7% -8.6 +7.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 2020 at 12,184. There are now 5,334 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dalton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dalton, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Dalton 6,850 -5,334 +4,204

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dalton, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 9.7% 11.7% 6,850
April
2020
14.7% 12.6% 20.3% 12,184
March
2020
4.4% 4.6% 4.6% 2,686
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 4.4% 2,612
January
2020
3.6% 3.1% 4.5% 2,639
December
2019
3.5% 3.1% 4.4% 2,596
November
2019
3.5% 3.1% 4.4% 2,590
October
2019
3.6% 3.2% 4.4% 2,580
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 4.4% 2,579
August
2019
3.7% 3.3% 4.4% 2,581
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 4.4% 2,582

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.