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Gainesville, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gainesville rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 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 10.0% and is now 7.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Gainesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Georgia 3.6% -0.1 -0.9
Gainesville 2.8% +0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 January 2010 at 8,753. There are now 5,834 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,763 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 156. Gainesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gainesville, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Gainesville 2,919 +156 -794

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gainesville, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.6% 2.8% 2,919
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 2.7% 2,763
August
2018
3.9% 3.8% 2.8% 2,905
July
2018
3.9% 3.9% 2.9% 3,002
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 3.1% 3,199
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 3.0% 3,141
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 3.2% 3,368
March
2018
4.1% 4.4% 3.4% 3,549
February
2018
4.1% 4.4% 3.5% 3,667
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 3.5% 3,617
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 3.6% 3,699

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.