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Gainesville, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gainesville fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 2.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Gainesville peaked in April 2020 at 10.2% and is now 8.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Gainesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Georgia 2.8% -0.1 -1.1
Gainesville 2.1% -0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 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 10,195. There are now 7,928 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 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Gainesville 2,267 -89 -438

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gainesville, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 2.8% 2.1% 2,267
June
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.2% 2,356
May
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.2% 2,385
April
2022
3.6% 3.1% 2.3% 2,406
March
2022
3.6% 3.1% 2.3% 2,477
February
2022
3.8% 3.2% 2.3% 2,444
January
2022
4.0% 3.2% 2.3% 2,455
December
2021
3.9% 3.3% 2.4% 2,502
November
2021
4.2% 3.3% 2.4% 2,495
October
2021
4.6% 3.4% 2.4% 2,498
September
2021
4.7% 3.5% 2.4% 2,542

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.