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Gainesville, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gainesville rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Gainesville peaked in January 2010 at 9.9% and is now 6.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Gainesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Georgia 4.5% 0.0 -0.7
Gainesville 3.6% +0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 November 2009 at 8,746. There are now 5,052 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,517 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 177. Gainesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gainesville, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Gainesville 3,694 +90 -471

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gainesville, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 3.6% 3,694
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 3.5% 3,604
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 3.7% 3,743
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 3.8% 3,762
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 3.5% 3,517
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 3.6% 3,595
August
2017
4.4% 4.5% 3.8% 3,781
July
2017
4.3% 4.6% 3.8% 3,745
June
2017
4.3% 4.7% 3.9% 3,904
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.1% 4,052
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 4.2% 4,108

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.