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Rome, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Rome fell 0.5 percentage points in February 2019 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Rome peaked in September 2011 at 12.5% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Rome unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Georgia 3.9% +0.1 -0.3
Rome 4.5% -0.5 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 September 2011 at 5,640. There are now 3,634 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,648 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 358. Rome employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Rome, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Rome 2,006 -215 -102

Number of Unemployed Persons

Rome, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.9%
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.5% 2,006
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 5.0% 2,221
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.5% 1,972
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.0% 1,784
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.0% 1,758
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.7% 1,648
August
2018
3.8% 3.8% 3.9% 1,753
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.9% 1,776
June
2018
4.0% 3.9% 4.1% 1,851
May
2018
3.8% 4.0% 4.0% 1,804
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.4% 1,971

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.