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Macon, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Macon rose 0.3 percentage points in October 2018 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. From a post peak low of 3.6% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Macon 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
Macon 3.9% +0.3 -1.0
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: 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 8,094 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 334. Macon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Macon, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Macon 4,109 +334 -1,074

Number of Unemployed Persons

Macon, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Macon
Unemployment Rate
Macon
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.6% 3.9% 4,109
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.6% 3,775
August
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.8% 4,067
July
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.9% 4,162
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.0% 4,297
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.1% 4,398
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.5% 4,825
March
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.7% 5,032
February
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.8% 5,152
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 5,240
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.8% 5,103

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.