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Macon, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Macon fell 1.4 percentage points in July 2021 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Macon peaked in February 2010 at 11.6% and is now 8.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Macon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Georgia 3.7% -0.3 -3.9
Macon 3.3% -1.4 -4.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 January 2010 at 12,296. There are now 8,940 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Macon 3,356 -1,542 -4,430

Number of Unemployed Persons

Macon, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Macon
Unemployment Rate
Macon
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 3.7% 3.3% 3,356
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 4.7% 4,898
May
2021
5.8% 4.1% 4.8% 5,008
April
2021
6.1% 4.3% 4.9% 5,112
March
2021
6.0% 4.5% 5.0% 5,163
February
2021
6.2% 4.8% 5.1% 5,238
January
2021
6.3% 5.1% 5.1% 5,194
December
2020
6.7% 5.3% 5.9% 6,080
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 6.1% 6,266
October
2020
6.9% 5.9% 6.3% 6,478
September
2020
7.8% 6.5% 6.8% 6,721

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.