Georgia Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 272,739 employed workers
  • 4,633,847 unemployed workers
  • 5.6% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for Georgia is 4,433,000, which is 21,700 greater than last month, an increase of 0.49%. The total employment a year ago was 4,637,700, which is -204,700 greater than today. Employment has decreased by 4.41% in the last year. Last months' total employment data was updated but changed less than 0.05%, a fairly insignificant amount. Last months total employment was revised to 4,411 from 4,411.

The Trade, Transport and Utilities sectors are the leading employers in Georgia. There are 951,000 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 933,300 employees last month, an increase of 17,700 (1.90%). Last year the sector had 953,300 employees last year, a decrease of 2,300 (0.24%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 7.6% to this months' 5.6%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 3.6%, 2.0% higher today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 4,906,586, which is 1.7% lower than last months 4,993,364 and is 1.7% lower than last months 5,107,560. The total number of unemployed in Georgia is 4,633,847 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 4,613,160 and 4,925,494 unemployed a year ago.

The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in Georgia:






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This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.