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Savannah, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Savannah fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 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 October 2010 at 10.0% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Savannah unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Georgia 3.6% -0.1 -0.2
Savannah 3.4% -0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 December 2010 at 17,012. There are now 10,653 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Savannah employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Savannah, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Savannah 6,359 -143 -372

Number of Unemployed Persons

Savannah, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.6%
July
2019
3.7% 3.6% 3.4% 6,359
June
2019
3.7% 3.7% 3.5% 6,502
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.5% 6,592
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.5% 6,657
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.6% 6,800
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.6% 6,779
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.6% 6,727
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.5% 6,563
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.5% 6,550
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.5% 6,543

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.