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Dalton, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dalton rose 0.2 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Dalton peaked in March 2009 at 13.4% and is now 9.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Dalton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Georgia 3.6% -0.1 -0.9
Dalton 4.4% +0.2 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 5,923 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 121. Dalton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dalton, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Dalton 2,695 +121 -566

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dalton, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.6% 4.4% 2,695
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.2% 2,574
August
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.4% 2,700
July
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.7% 2,957
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.7% 2,900
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.6% 2,828
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.9% 3,057
March
2018
4.1% 4.4% 5.3% 3,303
February
2018
4.1% 4.4% 5.5% 3,432
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 5.9% 3,628
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.5% 3,396

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.