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Rome, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Rome fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Rome peaked in April 2020 at 13.5% and is now 10.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Rome unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Georgia 2.8% 0.0 -0.7
Rome 2.8% -0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 5,730. There are now 4,496 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Rome employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Rome, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Rome 1,234 -25 -203

Number of Unemployed Persons

Rome, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.8% 2.8% 1,234
August
2022
3.7% 2.8% 2.9% 1,259
July
2022
3.5% 2.8% 2.9% 1,262
June
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.0% 1,329
May
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.0% 1,311
April
2022
3.6% 3.1% 3.0% 1,307
March
2022
3.6% 3.1% 3.0% 1,330
February
2022
3.8% 3.2% 3.0% 1,324
January
2022
4.0% 3.2% 3.1% 1,342
December
2021
3.9% 3.3% 3.2% 1,388
November
2021
4.2% 3.3% 3.2% 1,384

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.