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Savannah, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Savannah rose 0.2 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Savannah peaked in November 2010 at 10.1% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Savannah unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Georgia 3.6% -0.1 -0.9
Savannah 3.4% +0.2 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 November 2010 at 17,182. There are now 10,952 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,984 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 246. Savannah employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Savannah, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Savannah 6,230 +246 -1,473

Number of Unemployed Persons

Savannah, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.6% 3.4% 6,230
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.2% 5,984
August
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.4% 6,421
July
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.5% 6,621
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 3.7% 6,878
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 3.6% 6,689
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 3.8% 7,118
March
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.0% 7,490
February
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.1% 7,682
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.1% 7,600
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.1% 7,596

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.