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Gainesville, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gainesville fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2021 to 1.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Gainesville peaked in April 2020 at 10.5% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 1.8% in July 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Gainesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Georgia 2.8% -0.3 -2.8
Gainesville 1.8% -0.1 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 April 2020 at 10,499. There are now 8,571 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,861 in July 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 67. Gainesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gainesville, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Gainesville 1,928 -9 -1,759

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gainesville, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 2.8% 1.8% 1,928
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 1.9% 1,937
September
2021
4.7% 3.3% 1.9% 1,942
August
2021
5.2% 3.5% 1.9% 1,932
July
2021
5.4% 3.7% 1.8% 1,861
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 2.8% 2,912
May
2021
5.8% 4.1% 2.8% 2,939
April
2021
6.0% 4.3% 2.8% 2,900
March
2021
6.0% 4.5% 2.8% 2,874
February
2021
6.2% 4.8% 2.8% 2,875
January
2021
6.4% 5.1% 2.7% 2,808

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.