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Macon, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Macon fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Macon peaked in February 2010 at 11.5% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Macon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Georgia 3.6% -0.1 -0.2
Macon 3.9% -0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Macon, Georgia, National

Macon, Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Macon, Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Macon peaked in November 2010 at 12,091. There are now 8,020 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Macon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Macon, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Macon 4,071 -138 -248

Number of Unemployed Persons

Macon, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Macon
Unemployment Rate
Macon
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.6%
July
2019
3.7% 3.6% 3.9% 4,071
June
2019
3.7% 3.7% 4.0% 4,209
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.1% 4,322
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.2% 4,399
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.3% 4,485
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.3% 4,472
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.2% 4,436
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.1% 4,284
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.1% 4,274
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.1% 4,244

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.