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Macon, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Macon fell 0.4 percentage points in May 2018 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Macon peaked in February 2010 at 11.5% and is now 7.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Macon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Georgia 4.2% -0.1 -0.6
Macon 4.1% -0.4 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 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 December 2010 at 12,203. There are now 7,807 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Macon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Macon, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Macon 4,396 -429 -1,125

Number of Unemployed Persons

Macon, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Macon
Unemployment Rate
Macon
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.1% 4,396
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
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 5,150
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 5,183
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 5.0% 5,254
August
2017
4.4% 4.5% 5.0% 5,297
July
2017
4.3% 4.6% 5.0% 5,266

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.