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Valdosta, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Valdosta fell 1.5 percentage points in July 2021 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Valdosta peaked in April 2020 at 10.1% and is now 7.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Valdosta unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Georgia 3.7% -0.3 -3.9
Valdosta 2.7% -1.5 -4.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 January 2010 at 6,432. There are now 4,656 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Valdosta 1,776 -992 -2,601

Number of Unemployed Persons

Valdosta, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Valdosta
Unemployment Rate
Valdosta
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 3.7% 2.7% 1,776
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 4.2% 2,768
May
2021
5.8% 4.1% 4.3% 2,811
April
2021
6.1% 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
6.3% 5.1% 4.8% 3,160
December
2020
6.7% 5.3% 5.6% 3,701
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.1% 3,341
October
2020
6.9% 5.9% 5.3% 3,471
September
2020
7.8% 6.5% 5.8% 3,662

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.