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Valdosta, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Valdosta fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Valdosta peaked in May 2011 at 10.0% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in August 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Valdosta unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Georgia 2.8% 0.0 -0.7
Valdosta 2.9% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 4,572 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Valdosta employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Valdosta, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Valdosta 1,860 -14 -382

Number of Unemployed Persons

Valdosta, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Valdosta
Unemployment Rate
Valdosta
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.8% 2.9% 1,860
August
2022
3.7% 2.8% 2.9% 1,874
July
2022
3.5% 2.8% 3.0% 1,884
June
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.0% 1,920
May
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.1% 1,947
April
2022
3.6% 3.1% 3.1% 1,978
March
2022
3.6% 3.1% 3.2% 2,047
February
2022
3.8% 3.2% 3.2% 2,045
January
2022
4.0% 3.2% 3.2% 2,073
December
2021
3.9% 3.3% 3.4% 2,158
November
2021
4.2% 3.3% 3.4% 2,144

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.