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Dalton, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dalton fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Dalton peaked in April 2020 at 19.7% and is now 16.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in January 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Dalton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Georgia 2.8% 0.0 -0.7
Dalton 3.5% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 11,696. There are now 9,633 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,831 in February 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 232. Dalton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dalton, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Dalton 2,063 0 -90

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dalton, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.8% 3.5% 2,063
August
2022
3.7% 2.8% 3.5% 2,063
July
2022
3.5% 2.8% 3.4% 2,017
June
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.4% 2,006
May
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.3% 1,944
April
2022
3.6% 3.1% 3.1% 1,835
March
2022
3.6% 3.1% 3.1% 1,852
February
2022
3.8% 3.2% 3.1% 1,831
January
2022
4.0% 3.2% 3.1% 1,857
December
2021
3.9% 3.3% 3.4% 2,005
November
2021
4.2% 3.3% 3.4% 1,998

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.