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Rome, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Rome fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2021 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Rome peaked in April 2020 at 14.2% and is now 10.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Rome unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Georgia 4.1% -0.2 -5.3
Rome 4.0% -0.1 -5.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 4,313 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Rome employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Rome, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Rome 1,771 -60 -2,376

Number of Unemployed Persons

Rome, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 4.1% 4.0% 1,771
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
September
2020
7.8% 6.5% 5.4% 2,286
August
2020
8.4% 7.0% 5.9% 2,485
July
2020
10.2% 7.6% 6.6% 2,827

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.