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Macon, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Macon fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Macon peaked in January 2010 at 11.6% and is now 8.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Macon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Georgia 2.8% 0.0 -0.7
Macon 3.2% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 January 2010 at 12,299. There are now 9,037 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Macon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Macon, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Macon 3,262 -59 -663

Number of Unemployed Persons

Macon, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Macon
Unemployment Rate
Macon
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.8% 3.2% 3,262
August
2022
3.7% 2.8% 3.2% 3,321
July
2022
3.5% 2.8% 3.2% 3,348
June
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.3% 3,472
May
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.4% 3,554
April
2022
3.6% 3.1% 3.5% 3,639
March
2022
3.6% 3.1% 3.6% 3,719
February
2022
3.8% 3.2% 3.5% 3,671
January
2022
4.0% 3.2% 3.6% 3,704
December
2021
3.9% 3.3% 3.7% 3,798
November
2021
4.2% 3.3% 3.7% 3,773

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.