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Savannah, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Savannah fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.6%. 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 November 2010 at 10.1% and is now 6.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Savannah unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Georgia 3.9% +0.1 -0.3
Savannah 3.6% -0.2 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 10,320 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,984 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 878. Savannah employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Savannah, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Savannah 6,862 -215 -820

Number of Unemployed Persons

Savannah, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.9%
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.6% 6,862
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.8% 7,077
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.5% 6,471
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.4% 6,158
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.4% 6,230
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.2% 5,984
August
2018
3.8% 3.8% 3.4% 6,421
July
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.5% 6,621
June
2018
4.0% 3.9% 3.7% 6,878
May
2018
3.8% 4.0% 3.6% 6,689
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.8% 7,118

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.