The Georgia Statistics System: Unemployment Statistics

This part of the Georgia Statistics System will give you county unemployment statistics for the state and all 159 counties. Its database comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate is calculated as the number of local, jobless residents who are actively seeking a job, divided by the number of residents who are in the work force.

There are monthly and annual average statistics, starting from 1990. The database is updated approximately six weeks after the end of the reporting month. The most recent figures are preliminary estiamtes that may change with future updates. For more information about the Local Area Unemployment Statistics database, click here.

To view the unemployment statistics, you have two options.
     Option 1. View the latest numbers for all counties.
     Option 2. View historical figures for a specific county.

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     Option 1: Choose how you will view the latest unemployment statistics.     

          List the Counties in Alphbetical Order
          Rank Counties, High to Low
          Rank Counties, Low to High
          View a Map

     Now click here: 

     Option 2: Choose how you will view historical statistics.      Worth County


Step 1:
Click on the map
to select one county

Or, you can get the state
total by clicking here.
State Total

Step 2: Choose type of analysis
List All of the Data
Plot Annual Unemployment, 1990 to present
Plot Unemployment Rates, last 24 months

Step 3: