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Rome, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Rome fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2020 to 6.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Rome peaked in April 2020 at 13.8% and is now 7.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Rome unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Georgia 7.6% 0.0 +4.2
Rome 6.6% -0.1 +3.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Rome, Georgia, National

Rome, Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Rome, Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Rome peaked in April 2020 at 6,132. There are now 3,235 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Rome employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Rome, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Rome 2,897 -39 +1,293

Number of Unemployed Persons

Rome, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 5.6%
July
2020
10.2% 7.6% 6.6% 2,897
June
2020
11.1% 7.6% 6.7% 2,936
May
2020
13.3% 9.4% 9.2% 4,084
April
2020
14.7% 12.6% 13.8% 6,132
March
2020
4.4% 4.6% 4.7% 2,063
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 3.6% 1,609
January
2020
3.6% 3.1% 3.6% 1,599
December
2019
3.5% 3.1% 3.6% 1,614
November
2019
3.5% 3.1% 3.6% 1,597
October
2019
3.6% 3.2% 3.6% 1,586
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 3.6% 1,584

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.