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Dalton, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dalton fell 2.2 percentage points in August 2020 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Dalton peaked in April 2020 at 20.3% and is now 14.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dalton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 8.4% -1.8 +4.7
Georgia 5.7% -1.9 +2.4
Dalton 5.4% -2.2 +1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2020 data as September 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 9,239 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Dalton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dalton, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Dalton 2,945 -1,332 +364

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dalton, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployed
September
2020
7.9% 6.4%
August
2020
8.4% 5.7% 5.4% 2,945
July
2020
10.2% 7.6% 7.6% 4,277
June
2020
11.1% 7.6% 7.8% 4,306
May
2020
13.3% 9.4% 11.8% 6,782
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

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.