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Gainesville, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gainesville fell 1.0 percentage points in July 2021 to 1.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 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. You can also compare Gainesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Georgia 3.7% -0.3 -3.9
Gainesville 1.8% -1.0 -3.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 8,655 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Gainesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gainesville, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Gainesville 1,844 -1,068 -3,132

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gainesville, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 3.7% 1.8% 1,844
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 2.8% 2,912
May
2021
5.8% 4.1% 2.8% 2,939
April
2021
6.1% 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
6.3% 5.1% 2.7% 2,808
December
2020
6.7% 5.3% 3.4% 3,525
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 3.6% 3,687
October
2020
6.9% 5.9% 3.7% 3,866
September
2020
7.8% 6.5% 4.1% 4,070

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.