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Savannah, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Savannah fell 1.5 percentage points in July 2021 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Savannah peaked in April 2020 at 15.1% and is now 12.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Savannah unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Georgia 3.7% -0.3 -3.9
Savannah 2.8% -1.5 -5.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 28,180. There are now 22,676 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Savannah 5,504 -2,970 -9,440

Number of Unemployed Persons

Savannah, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 3.7% 2.8% 5,504
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 4.3% 8,474
May
2021
5.8% 4.1% 4.3% 8,537
April
2021
6.1% 4.3% 4.4% 8,707
March
2021
6.0% 4.5% 4.6% 9,086
February
2021
6.2% 4.8% 5.0% 9,753
January
2021
6.3% 5.1% 5.4% 10,598
December
2020
6.7% 5.3% 5.6% 10,832
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.8% 11,205
October
2020
6.9% 5.9% 6.0% 11,699
September
2020
7.8% 6.5% 6.7% 12,377

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.