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Macon, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Macon fell 2.4 percentage points in May 2020 to 8.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Macon peaked in February 2010 at 11.5% and is now 2.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in December 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 5.8 percentage points. You can also compare Macon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Georgia 9.4% -3.2 +5.8
Macon 8.9% -2.4 +4.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 12,101. There are now 3,398 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,236 in December 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 5,467. Macon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Macon, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Macon 8,703 -2,288 +4,637

Number of Unemployed Persons

Macon, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Macon
Unemployment Rate
Macon
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 7.6%
May
2020
13.3% 9.4% 8.9% 8,703
April
2020
14.7% 12.6% 11.3% 10,991
March
2020
4.4% 4.6% 4.6% 4,727
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 3.4% 3,546
January
2020
3.6% 3.1% 3.3% 3,449
December
2019
3.5% 3.1% 3.1% 3,236
November
2019
3.5% 3.1% 3.2% 3,332
October
2019
3.6% 3.2% 3.4% 3,449
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 3.5% 3,579
August
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.6% 3,714
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.7% 3,842

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.