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Gainesville, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gainesville fell 2.7 percentage points in May 2020 to 8.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Gainesville peaked in April 2020 at 10.9% and is now 2.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Gainesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Georgia 9.4% -3.2 +5.8
Gainesville 8.2% -2.7 +5.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 10,600. There are now 2,718 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Gainesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gainesville, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Gainesville 7,882 -2,718 +4,930

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gainesville, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 7.6%
May
2020
13.3% 9.4% 8.2% 7,882
April
2020
14.7% 12.6% 10.9% 10,600
March
2020
4.4% 4.6% 3.5% 3,550
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 2.5% 2,615
January
2020
3.6% 3.1% 2.5% 2,581
December
2019
3.5% 3.1% 2.4% 2,457
November
2019
3.5% 3.1% 2.4% 2,509
October
2019
3.6% 3.2% 2.5% 2,575
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 2.6% 2,649
August
2019
3.7% 3.3% 2.7% 2,725
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 2.8% 2,799

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.