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Rome, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Rome rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.7%. 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 September 2011 at 12.5% and is now 7.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Rome unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Georgia 4.5% 0.0 -0.7
Rome 4.7% +0.1 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 5,645. There are now 3,525 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,045 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 75. Rome employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Rome, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Rome 2,120 +75 -471

Number of Unemployed Persons

Rome, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.7% 2,120
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.6% 2,045
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 2,152
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.0% 2,181
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.7% 2,080
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 4.7% 2,099
August
2017
4.4% 4.5% 5.1% 2,279
July
2017
4.3% 4.6% 5.4% 2,385
June
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.2% 2,288
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 5.4% 2,387
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 5.6% 2,467

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.