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Savannah, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Savannah fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2018 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Savannah peaked in November 2010 at 10.1% and is now 6.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Savannah unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Georgia 4.3% -0.1 -0.6
Savannah 3.8% -0.2 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 data as May 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 10,069 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Savannah employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Savannah, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Savannah 7,113 -377 -1,370

Number of Unemployed Persons

Savannah, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 4.2%
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 3.8% 7,113
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
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.1% 7,659
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.2% 7,703
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 4.2% 7,822
August
2017
4.4% 4.5% 4.3% 7,978
July
2017
4.3% 4.6% 4.3% 8,058
June
2017
4.3% 4.7% 4.4% 8,141

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.