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Savannah, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Savannah fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Savannah peaked in April 2020 at 14.7% and is now 11.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Savannah unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Georgia 2.8% -0.1 -1.1
Savannah 2.8% -0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 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 April 2020 at 26,944. There are now 21,382 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 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Savannah 5,562 -257 -1,989

Number of Unemployed Persons

Savannah, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 2.8% 2.8% 5,562
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
December
2021
3.9% 3.3% 3.3% 6,538
November
2021
4.2% 3.3% 3.3% 6,500
October
2021
4.6% 3.4% 3.3% 6,518
September
2021
4.7% 3.5% 3.4% 6,762

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.