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Macon, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Macon fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2019 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Macon peaked in February 2010 at 11.5% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Macon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Georgia 3.9% +0.1 -0.3
Macon 4.4% -0.2 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 December 2010 at 12,203. There are now 7,618 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,775 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 810. Macon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Macon, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Macon 4,585 -217 -567

Number of Unemployed Persons

Macon, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Macon
Unemployment Rate
Macon
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.9%
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.4% 4,585
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.6% 4,802
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.2% 4,446
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.1% 4,305
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.9% 4,109
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.6% 3,775
August
2018
3.8% 3.8% 3.8% 4,067
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.9% 4,162
June
2018
4.0% 3.9% 4.0% 4,297
May
2018
3.8% 4.0% 4.1% 4,398
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.5% 4,825

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.