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Valdosta, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Valdosta rose 0.3 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.7%. 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 June 2011 at 10.1% and is now 6.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Valdosta unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Georgia 3.6% -0.1 -0.9
Valdosta 3.7% +0.3 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 4,036 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,271 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 168. Valdosta employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Valdosta, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Valdosta 2,439 +168 -431

Number of Unemployed Persons

Valdosta, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Valdosta
Unemployment Rate
Valdosta
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.6% 3.7% 2,439
September
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.4% 2,271
August
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.7% 2,435
July
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.8% 2,518
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.0% 2,639
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.0% 2,630
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.2% 2,799
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

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.