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Valdosta, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Valdosta fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2018 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Valdosta peaked in June 2011 at 10.1% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Valdosta unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Georgia 4.3% -0.1 -0.6
Valdosta 4.2% -0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 data as May 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 September 2011 at 6,475. There are now 3,677 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Valdosta employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Valdosta, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Valdosta 2,798 -68 -315

Number of Unemployed Persons

Valdosta, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Valdosta
Unemployment Rate
Valdosta
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 4.2%
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.2% 2,798
March
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.3% 2,866
February
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.4% 2,908
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.4% 2,845
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.4% 2,849
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.4% 2,856
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.4% 2,870
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 4.5% 2,935
August
2017
4.4% 4.5% 4.6% 2,986
July
2017
4.3% 4.6% 4.6% 2,976
June
2017
4.3% 4.7% 4.6% 2,978

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.