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Valdosta, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Valdosta rose 0.6 percentage points in July 2020 to 6.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Valdosta peaked in April 2020 at 10.3% and is now 3.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.2% in June 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Valdosta unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Georgia 7.6% 0.0 +4.2
Valdosta 6.8% +0.6 +3.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Valdosta, Georgia, National

Valdosta, Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Valdosta, Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Valdosta peaked in August 2011 at 6,456. There are now 2,217 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,010 in December 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,229. Valdosta employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Valdosta, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Valdosta 4,239 +464 +2,045

Number of Unemployed Persons

Valdosta, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Valdosta
Unemployment Rate
Valdosta
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 5.6%
July
2020
10.2% 7.6% 6.8% 4,239
June
2020
11.1% 7.6% 6.2% 3,775
May
2020
13.3% 9.4% 7.9% 4,787
April
2020
14.7% 12.6% 10.3% 6,218
March
2020
4.4% 4.6% 4.5% 2,872
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 3.3% 2,123
January
2020
3.6% 3.1% 3.3% 2,086
December
2019
3.5% 3.1% 3.1% 2,010
November
2019
3.5% 3.1% 3.2% 2,043
October
2019
3.6% 3.2% 3.3% 2,081
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 3.3% 2,121

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.