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Dalton, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dalton fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Dalton peaked in April 2020 at 20.3% and is now 16.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in April 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Dalton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Georgia 3.7% -0.3 -3.9
Dalton 4.2% -0.1 -2.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 12,279. There are now 9,804 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dalton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dalton, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Dalton 2,475 -97 -1,563

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dalton, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 3.7% 4.2% 2,475
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 4.3% 2,572
May
2021
5.8% 4.1% 4.2% 2,497
April
2021
6.1% 4.3% 4.2% 2,489
March
2021
6.0% 4.5% 4.5% 2,662
February
2021
6.2% 4.8% 5.1% 3,042
January
2021
6.3% 5.1% 5.9% 3,507
December
2020
6.7% 5.3% 4.9% 2,880
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.1% 2,985
October
2020
6.9% 5.9% 5.3% 3,122
September
2020
7.8% 6.5% 5.9% 3,313

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.