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Rome, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Rome rose 0.1 percentage points in August 2021 to 2.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Rome peaked in April 2020 at 14.2% and is now 11.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in July 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Rome unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
Georgia 3.5% -0.2 -3.5
Rome 2.4% +0.1 -3.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2021 data as September 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 6,084. There are now 5,049 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,002 in July 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 33. Rome employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Rome, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Rome 1,035 +33 -1,450

Number of Unemployed Persons

Rome, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployed
September
2021
4.8%
August
2021
5.2% 3.5% 2.4% 1,035
July
2021
5.4% 3.7% 2.3% 1,002
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 3.9% 1,746
May
2021
5.8% 4.1% 4.0% 1,781
April
2021
6.1% 4.3% 4.1% 1,831
March
2021
6.0% 4.5% 4.3% 1,882
February
2021
6.2% 4.8% 4.5% 1,969
January
2021
6.3% 5.1% 4.6% 2,020
December
2020
6.7% 5.3% 4.5% 1,982
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 4.7% 2,071
October
2020
6.9% 5.9% 5.0% 2,171

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.