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Savannah, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Savannah fell 0.9 percentage points in January 2021 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Savannah peaked in April 2020 at 15.7% and is now 10.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Savannah unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Georgia 5.1% -0.2 +1.8
Savannah 5.1% -0.9 +2.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Savannah, Georgia, National

Savannah, Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Savannah, Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Savannah peaked in April 2020 at 27,938. There are now 18,033 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 8,978 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 927. Savannah employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Savannah, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Savannah 9,905 -1,464 +4,352

Number of Unemployed Persons

Savannah, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.8%
January
2021
6.3% 5.1% 5.1% 9,905
December
2020
6.7% 5.3% 6.0% 11,369
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 6.1% 11,483
October
2020
6.9% 5.9% 4.8% 8,978
September
2020
7.8% 6.5% 6.9% 12,502
August
2020
8.4% 7.0% 6.3% 11,406
July
2020
10.2% 7.6% 8.2% 14,925
June
2020
11.1% 8.4% 8.3% 14,938
May
2020
13.3% 9.4% 11.0% 19,744
April
2020
14.8% 12.5% 15.7% 27,938

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.