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Savannah, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Savannah fell 4.3 percentage points in May 2020 to 11.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Savannah peaked in April 2020 at 15.7% and is now 4.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Savannah unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Georgia 9.4% -3.2 +5.8
Savannah 11.4% -4.3 +8.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 7,555 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Savannah employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Savannah, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Savannah 20,383 -7,555 +14,185

Number of Unemployed Persons

Savannah, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 7.6%
May
2020
13.3% 9.4% 11.4% 20,383
April
2020
14.7% 12.6% 15.7% 27,938
March
2020
4.4% 4.6% 4.4% 8,271
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 3.0% 5,633
January
2020
3.6% 3.1% 2.9% 5,553
December
2019
3.5% 3.1% 2.8% 5,285
November
2019
3.5% 3.1% 2.9% 5,429
October
2019
3.6% 3.2% 3.0% 5,597
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 3.1% 5,769
August
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.1% 5,921
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.2% 6,032

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.