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Dalton, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Dalton fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2021 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Dalton peaked in April 2020 at 20.3% and is now 15.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Dalton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Georgia 4.8% -0.3 +1.3
Dalton 4.9% -0.3 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 9,261 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,902 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 21. Dalton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Dalton, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Dalton 2,923 -192 +311

Number of Unemployed Persons

Dalton, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployment Rate
Dalton
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.8% 4.9% 2,923
January
2021
6.3% 5.1% 5.2% 3,115
December
2020
6.7% 5.3% 5.8% 3,306
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.9% 3,436
October
2020
6.9% 5.9% 5.1% 2,902
September
2020
7.8% 6.5% 5.5% 3,024
August
2020
8.4% 7.0% 5.6% 3,043
July
2020
10.2% 7.6% 7.6% 4,277
June
2020
11.1% 8.4% 7.8% 4,306
May
2020
13.3% 9.4% 11.8% 6,782
April
2020
14.8% 12.5% 20.3% 12,184

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.