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.

1Fulton County8.9%
2Gwinnett County7.2%
3Cobb County7.4%
4DeKalb County8.4%
5Chatham County8.1%
6Clayton County9.9%
7Cherokee County6.6%
8Henry County7.8%
9Muscogee County9.3%
10Richmond County9.8%
11Forsyth County6.1%
12Hall County6.7%
13Bibb County9.0%
14Houston County9.4%
15Paulding County7.2%

 

 

1Chattahoochee17.6
2Hancock15.0
3Telfair14.4
4Jenkins14.2
5Bleckley14.1
6Macon14.0
7Jefferson13.3
8Dooly13.2
9Warren13.2
10Treutlen12.6
11Johnson12.3
12Sumter12.2
13Randolph12.1
14Wilcox12.1
15Murray11.7
16Meriwether11.6
17Mcintosh11.5
18Irwin11.4
19Calhoun11.3
20Jeff_Davis11.3
21Dodge11.2
22Stewart11.2
23Charlton11.1
24Cook11.0
25Coffee10.9
26Wayne10.9
27Baldwin10.8
28Washington10.8
29Wheeler10.8
30Glascock10.7
31Mcduffie10.7
32Peach10.7
33Decatur10.6
34Emanuel10.6
35Ben_Hill10.5
36Crisp10.5
37Laurens10.5
38Dougherty10.4
39Upson10.4
40Atkinson10.3
41Taylor10.3
42Ware10.3
43Whitfield10.3
44Clinch10.2
45Quitman10.2
46Berrien10.1
47Wilkes10.1
48Burke10.0
49Clayton9.9
50Colquitt9.9
51Liberty9.9
52Toombs9.9
53Candler9.8
54Hart9.8
55Putnam9.8
56Richmond9.8
57Brantley9.7
58Spalding9.7
59Appling9.6
60Mitchell9.6
61Pulaski9.6
62Taliaferro9.6
63Clay9.5
64Houston9.4
65Rabun9.4
66Schley9.4
67Tattnall9.4
68Early9.3
69Lamar9.3
70Muscogee9.3
71Seminole9.3
72Chattooga9.2
73Screven9.2
74Twiggs9.2
75Rockdale9.1
76Bibb9.0
77Bulloch9.0
78Carroll9.0
79Elbert9.0
80Franklin8.9
81Fulton8.9
82Gordon8.9
83Heard8.8
84Newton8.8
85Glynn8.7
86Lincoln8.7
87Montgomery8.7
88Troup8.7
89Lowndes8.6
90Wilkinson8.6
91Camden8.5
92Floyd8.5
93Lumpkin8.5
94Terrell8.5
95Tift8.5
96Dekalb8.4
97Gilmer8.4
98Douglas8.3
99Fannin8.3
100Greene8.3
101Thomas8.3
102Bacon8.2
103Baker8.1
104Brooks8.1
105Chatham8.1
106Haralson8.1
107Talbot8.1
108Crawford8.0
109Pierce8.0
110Worth8.0
111Bartow7.9
112Grady7.9
113Jasper7.9
114Coweta7.8
115Evans7.8
116Henry7.8
117Polk7.8
118Lanier7.7
119Pike7.7
120Stephens7.7
121Fayette7.6
122Webster7.6
123Monroe7.5
124Walton7.5
125Barrow7.4
126Cobb7.4
127Habersham7.4
128Jackson7.4
129Jones7.4
130Turner7.4
131Dade7.3
132White7.3
133Gwinnett7.2
134Paulding7.2
135Towns7.2
136Bryan7.1
137Lee7.0
138Marion7.0
139Pickens7.0
140Walker7.0
141Clarke6.8
142Morgan6.8
143Effingham6.7
144Hall6.7
145Butts6.6
146Cherokee6.6
147Columbia6.6
148Dawson6.6
149Harris6.6
150Long6.6
151Banks6.5
152Catoosa6.5
153Union6.4
154Echols6.2
155Madison6.2
156Forsyth6.1
157Oglethorpe6.0
158Miller5.9
159Oconee5.3

 

By Alan Wood

Musings of an unabashed and unapologetic liberal deep in the heart of a Red State. Crusader against obscurantism. Optimistic curmudgeon, snark jockey, lovably opinionated purveyor of wisdom and truth. Multi-lingual world traveler and part-time irreverent philosopher who dabbles in writing, political analysis, and social commentary. Attempting to provide some sanity and clarity to complex issues with a dash of sardonic wit and humor. Thanks for visiting!

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