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Rome, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Rome fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2020 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Rome peaked in April 2020 at 13.8% and is now 8.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Rome unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 7.9% -0.5 +4.4
Georgia 6.3% +0.6 +3.1
Rome 4.9% 0.0 +1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2020 data as October 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 4,017 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,112 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3. Rome employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Rome, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Rome 2,115 +3 +531

Number of Unemployed Persons

Rome, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployed
October
2020
6.9% 4.5%
September
2020
7.9% 6.3% 4.9% 2,115
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
14.7% 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
3.6% 3.1% 3.6% 1,599
December
2019
3.5% 3.1% 3.6% 1,614
November
2019
3.5% 3.1% 3.6% 1,597

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.