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Rome, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Rome fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2019 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Rome peaked in August 2011 at 12.3% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in June 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 April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
Georgia 3.8% -0.1 -0.3
Rome 4.3% -0.2 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 data as May 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 3,654 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,845 in July 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 76. Rome employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Rome, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Rome 1,921 -60 +5

Number of Unemployed Persons

Rome, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployment Rate
Rome
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
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
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.3% 1,892
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.3% 1,878
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.2% 1,860
August
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.2% 1,846
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.2% 1,845
June
2018
4.0% 3.9% 4.2% 1,862

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.