Georgia Unemployment rate By County: Highest 17.6%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released the latest unemployment rates. Georgia saw a very slight downtick from 8.1% to 7.9% but is still at the very bottom of the entire country and sits at 51st place (the list includes D.C.)  Many areas of the state have rates far higher than the state average.The average unemployment rate for the country as a whole is 5.9%.

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Unemployment Rate By Counties

Below you can see a list of all 159 counties in Georgia. Some counties have small populations and others are very large. But it is abundantly clear that the vast majority of the state are well above the state average which is itself well above the national unemployment average. 110 out of 159 counties are above the 7.9% state average. This data was provided by the University of Georgia with data supplied  by the Bureau of Labor. You can view more detailed breakdowns here and sort by other factors and drill down the data even further.

Here are the most populous 15 counties sorted by population. All 159 Counties Sorted by Highest to Lowest Unemployment Rates are below this chart.

1 Fulton County 8.9%
2 Gwinnett County 7.2%
3 Cobb County 7.4%
4 DeKalb County 8.4%
5 Chatham County 8.1%
6 Clayton County 9.9%
7 Cherokee County 6.6%
8 Henry County 7.8%
9 Muscogee County 9.3%
10 Richmond County 9.8%
11 Forsyth County 6.1%
12 Hall County 6.7%
13 Bibb County 9.0%
14 Houston County 9.4%
15 Paulding County 7.2%

 

 

1 Chattahoochee 17.6
2 Hancock 15.0
3 Telfair 14.4
4 Jenkins 14.2
5 Bleckley 14.1
6 Macon 14.0
7 Jefferson 13.3
8 Dooly 13.2
9 Warren 13.2
10 Treutlen 12.6
11 Johnson 12.3
12 Sumter 12.2
13 Randolph 12.1
14 Wilcox 12.1
15 Murray 11.7
16 Meriwether 11.6
17 Mcintosh 11.5
18 Irwin 11.4
19 Calhoun 11.3
20 Jeff_Davis 11.3
21 Dodge 11.2
22 Stewart 11.2
23 Charlton 11.1
24 Cook 11.0
25 Coffee 10.9
26 Wayne 10.9
27 Baldwin 10.8
28 Washington 10.8
29 Wheeler 10.8
30 Glascock 10.7
31 Mcduffie 10.7
32 Peach 10.7
33 Decatur 10.6
34 Emanuel 10.6
35 Ben_Hill 10.5
36 Crisp 10.5
37 Laurens 10.5
38 Dougherty 10.4
39 Upson 10.4
40 Atkinson 10.3
41 Taylor 10.3
42 Ware 10.3
43 Whitfield 10.3
44 Clinch 10.2
45 Quitman 10.2
46 Berrien 10.1
47 Wilkes 10.1
48 Burke 10.0
49 Clayton 9.9
50 Colquitt 9.9
51 Liberty 9.9
52 Toombs 9.9
53 Candler 9.8
54 Hart 9.8
55 Putnam 9.8
56 Richmond 9.8
57 Brantley 9.7
58 Spalding 9.7
59 Appling 9.6
60 Mitchell 9.6
61 Pulaski 9.6
62 Taliaferro 9.6
63 Clay 9.5
64 Houston 9.4
65 Rabun 9.4
66 Schley 9.4
67 Tattnall 9.4
68 Early 9.3
69 Lamar 9.3
70 Muscogee 9.3
71 Seminole 9.3
72 Chattooga 9.2
73 Screven 9.2
74 Twiggs 9.2
75 Rockdale 9.1
76 Bibb 9.0
77 Bulloch 9.0
78 Carroll 9.0
79 Elbert 9.0
80 Franklin 8.9
81 Fulton 8.9
82 Gordon 8.9
83 Heard 8.8
84 Newton 8.8
85 Glynn 8.7
86 Lincoln 8.7
87 Montgomery 8.7
88 Troup 8.7
89 Lowndes 8.6
90 Wilkinson 8.6
91 Camden 8.5
92 Floyd 8.5
93 Lumpkin 8.5
94 Terrell 8.5
95 Tift 8.5
96 Dekalb 8.4
97 Gilmer 8.4
98 Douglas 8.3
99 Fannin 8.3
100 Greene 8.3
101 Thomas 8.3
102 Bacon 8.2
103 Baker 8.1
104 Brooks 8.1
105 Chatham 8.1
106 Haralson 8.1
107 Talbot 8.1
108 Crawford 8.0
109 Pierce 8.0
110 Worth 8.0
111 Bartow 7.9
112 Grady 7.9
113 Jasper 7.9
114 Coweta 7.8
115 Evans 7.8
116 Henry 7.8
117 Polk 7.8
118 Lanier 7.7
119 Pike 7.7
120 Stephens 7.7
121 Fayette 7.6
122 Webster 7.6
123 Monroe 7.5
124 Walton 7.5
125 Barrow 7.4
126 Cobb 7.4
127 Habersham 7.4
128 Jackson 7.4
129 Jones 7.4
130 Turner 7.4
131 Dade 7.3
132 White 7.3
133 Gwinnett 7.2
134 Paulding 7.2
135 Towns 7.2
136 Bryan 7.1
137 Lee 7.0
138 Marion 7.0
139 Pickens 7.0
140 Walker 7.0
141 Clarke 6.8
142 Morgan 6.8
143 Effingham 6.7
144 Hall 6.7
145 Butts 6.6
146 Cherokee 6.6
147 Columbia 6.6
148 Dawson 6.6
149 Harris 6.6
150 Long 6.6
151 Banks 6.5
152 Catoosa 6.5
153 Union 6.4
154 Echols 6.2
155 Madison 6.2
156 Forsyth 6.1
157 Oglethorpe 6.0
158 Miller 5.9
159 Oconee 5.3

 

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