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Gainesville, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gainesville fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2019 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Gainesville peaked in February 2010 at 9.9% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Gainesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Georgia 3.6% 0.0 -0.2
Gainesville 2.8% -0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Gainesville, Georgia, National

Gainesville, Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Gainesville, Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Gainesville peaked in December 2009 at 8,756. There are now 5,835 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Gainesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gainesville, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Gainesville 2,921 -62 -179

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gainesville, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.6% 2.8% 2,921
July
2019
3.7% 3.6% 2.9% 2,983
June
2019
3.7% 3.7% 3.0% 3,097
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.1% 3,170
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.1% 3,202
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.1% 3,248
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.1% 3,231
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.1% 3,192
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.0% 3,101
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.0% 3,095
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.0% 3,085

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.