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Valdosta, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Valdosta fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Valdosta peaked in May 2011 at 10.0% and is now 6.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Valdosta unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Georgia 3.6% -0.1 -0.2
Valdosta 3.6% -0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 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 6,454. There are now 4,115 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Valdosta employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Valdosta, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Valdosta 2,339 -79 -237

Number of Unemployed Persons

Valdosta, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Valdosta
Unemployment Rate
Valdosta
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.6%
July
2019
3.7% 3.6% 3.6% 2,339
June
2019
3.7% 3.7% 3.7% 2,418
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.8% 2,476
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.9% 2,520
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 4.0% 2,561
February
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.9% 2,554
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.9% 2,544
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.9% 2,497
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.9% 2,492
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.8% 2,488

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.