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Valdosta, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Valdosta fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2021 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Valdosta peaked in April 2020 at 10.1% and is now 7.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in October 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Valdosta unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Georgia 2.8% -0.3 -2.8
Valdosta 2.6% 0.0 -2.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 January 2010 at 6,432. There are now 4,756 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Valdosta employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Valdosta, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Valdosta 1,676 -58 -1,665

Number of Unemployed Persons

Valdosta, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Valdosta
Unemployment Rate
Valdosta
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 2.8% 2.6% 1,676
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 2.6% 1,734
September
2021
4.7% 3.3% 2.7% 1,765
August
2021
5.2% 3.5% 2.7% 1,788
July
2021
5.4% 3.7% 2.8% 1,783
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 4.2% 2,768
May
2021
5.8% 4.1% 4.3% 2,811
April
2021
6.0% 4.3% 4.3% 2,858
March
2021
6.0% 4.5% 4.5% 2,922
February
2021
6.2% 4.8% 4.6% 3,054
January
2021
6.4% 5.1% 4.8% 3,160

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.