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Gainesville, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gainesville fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Gainesville peaked in April 2020 at 10.9% and is now 7.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Gainesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Georgia 4.8% -0.3 +1.3
Gainesville 3.1% 0.0 +0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 7,451 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,802 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 347. Gainesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gainesville, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Gainesville 3,149 -4 +534

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gainesville, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.8% 3.1% 3,149
January
2021
6.3% 5.1% 3.1% 3,153
December
2020
6.7% 5.3% 3.8% 3,788
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 3.7% 3,737
October
2020
6.9% 5.9% 2.8% 2,802
September
2020
7.8% 6.5% 3.9% 3,722
August
2020
8.4% 7.0% 3.8% 3,676
July
2020
10.2% 7.6% 5.4% 5,211
June
2020
11.1% 8.4% 5.4% 5,220
May
2020
13.3% 9.4% 7.8% 7,545
April
2020
14.8% 12.5% 10.9% 10,600

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.