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Savannah, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Savannah rose 1.3 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Savannah peaked in April 2020 at 15.7% and is now 9.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.3 percentage points. You can also compare Savannah unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Georgia 5.7% +1.2 +2.6
Savannah 6.1% +1.3 +3.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 27,938. There are now 16,423 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 8,978 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,537. Savannah employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Savannah, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Savannah 11,515 +2,537 +6,086

Number of Unemployed Persons

Savannah, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployment Rate
Savannah
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 5.6%
November
2020
6.7% 5.7% 6.1% 11,515
October
2020
6.9% 4.5% 4.8% 8,978
September
2020
7.8% 6.3% 6.9% 12,502
August
2020
8.4% 5.7% 6.3% 11,406
July
2020
10.2% 7.6% 8.2% 14,925
June
2020
11.1% 7.6% 8.3% 14,938
May
2020
13.3% 9.4% 11.0% 19,744
April
2020
14.8% 12.6% 15.7% 27,938
March
2020
4.4% 4.6% 4.4% 8,271
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 3.0% 5,633
January
2020
3.5% 3.1% 2.9% 5,553

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.