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Savannah, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Savannah fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2022 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Savannah peaked in April 2020 at 14.7% and is now 12.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in September 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Savannah unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Georgia 3.0% +0.1 -0.3
Savannah 2.7% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 data as December 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 26,944. There are now 21,471 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,297 in September 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 176. Savannah employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Savannah, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Savannah 5,473 +98 -1,027

Number of Unemployed Persons

Savannah, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployed
December
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.7% 5,473
October
2022
3.7% 2.9% 2.7% 5,375
September
2022
3.5% 2.8% 2.6% 5,297
August
2022
3.7% 2.8% 2.7% 5,437
July
2022
3.5% 2.8% 2.8% 5,560
June
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.9% 5,819
May
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.0% 5,996
April
2022
3.6% 3.1% 3.0% 6,127
March
2022
3.6% 3.1% 3.1% 6,314
February
2022
3.8% 3.2% 3.1% 6,300
January
2022
4.0% 3.2% 3.2% 6,355

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.