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Rome, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Rome fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2019 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Rome peaked in August 2011 at 12.3% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Rome unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Georgia 3.4% -0.1 -0.3
Rome 3.6% -0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 data as November 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 5,575. There are now 3,978 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Rome employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Rome, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Rome 1,597 -40 -281

Number of Unemployed Persons

Rome, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 3.4% 3.6% 1,597
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.7% 1,637
August
2019
3.7% 3.6% 3.8% 1,690
July
2019
3.7% 3.6% 3.9% 1,740
June
2019
3.7% 3.7% 4.0% 1,794
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.2% 1,866
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 4.3% 1,921
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.5% 1,981
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.5% 2,003
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.5% 1,994
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.3% 1,894

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.