Georgia Employment Statistics

  • 279,108 employers
  • 4,430,043 employees
  • $1,030 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 6.4% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 8.8% below the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Georgia Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 8,910 more businesses
  • 633,614 more employees
  • 16.7% increase in total wages
  • $10,641 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 24.8% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Georgia Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Fulton County Georgia, 42,325
County with the Most Employees: Fulton County Georgia, 753,469
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Burke County Georgia, $1,531
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Chattooga County Georgia, 8.5%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Georgia, see: Georgia Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Georgia see:Georgia Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 4,917,066 employed workers
  • 185,233 unemployed workers
  • 3.6% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Georgia, see: Georgia Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 283,844 employers, up 2.5% from 276,970
  • 4,469,700 employees, up 2.4% from 4,366,197
  • $1,121 average weekly wage, up 2.5% from $1,094
  • The average weekly wage is 5.3% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 8.8% below the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Georgia, see: Georgia Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & 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.