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Rome, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Rome rose 1.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Rome peaked in April 2020 at 13.8% and is now 9.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.1 percentage points. You can also compare Rome unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Georgia 5.7% +1.2 +2.6
Rome 4.8% +1.1 +1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 3,974 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,636 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 522. Rome employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Rome, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Rome 2,158 +522 +561

Number of Unemployed Persons

Rome, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 5.7% 4.8% 2,158
October
2020
6.9% 4.5% 3.7% 1,636
September
2020
7.8% 6.3% 4.9% 2,112
August
2020
8.4% 5.7% 4.9% 2,112
July
2020
10.2% 7.6% 6.6% 2,900
June
2020
11.1% 7.6% 6.7% 2,936
May
2020
13.3% 9.4% 9.2% 4,084
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 3.1% 3.6% 1,599

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.