Georgia Labor Force Estimates (not Seasonally Adjusted

)
Place of Residence - Persons 16 Years and Older

Beginning with December 2006 estimates, our system was modified to eliminate revisions to the monthly estimates.
However, estimates will be subject to revision at the end of the year to incorporate updated inputs and reestimation.
C hange F rom

Employment
Status

DEC 2007

NOV 2007

DEC 2006

NOV 2007

DEC 2006

Georgia

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

4,913,375
4,688,023
225,352
4.6

4,888,803
4,683,081
205,722
4.2

4,834,086
4,623,418
210,668
4.4

24,572
4,942
19,630

79,289
64,605
14,684

Albany MSA

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

77,975
73,997
3,978
5.1

77,678
74,074
3,604
4.6

77,155
73,410
3,745
4.9

297
-77
374

820
587
233

Athens-Clarke
County MSA

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

108,115
104,250
3,865
3.6

107,740
104,199
3,541
3.3

106,288
102,680
3,608
3.4

375
51
324

1,827
1,570
257

Atlanta MSA

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

2,785,471
2,661,561
123,910
4.4

2,770,067
2,658,230
111,837
4.0

2,725,556
2,609,606
115,950
4.3

15,404
3,331
12,073

59,915
51,955
7,960

Augusta-Richmond
County MSA

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

259,766
245,360
14,406
5.5

257,733
244,451
13,282
5.2

259,193
244,345
14,848
5.7

2,033
909
1,124

573
1,015
-442

Brunswick MSA

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

54,518
52,397
2,121
3.9

54,143
52,286
1,857
3.4

54,395
52,365
2,030
3.7

375
111
264

123
32
91

Columbus MSA

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

131,893
124,952
6,941
5.3

131,216
124,955
6,261
4.8

132,231
124,944
7,287
5.5

677
-3
680

-338
8
-346

Dalton MSA

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

70,510
67,067
3,443
4.9

69,987
66,765
3,222
4.6

69,978
66,840
3,138
4.5

523
302
221

532
227
305

Gainesville MSA

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

91,288
87,961
3,327
3.6

90,665
87,672
2,993
3.3

88,984
85,960
3,024
3.4

623
289
334

2,304
2,001
303

Area

*

Note: Employment includes nonagricultural wage and salary employment, self-employment, unpaid family and private household workers and agricultural
workers. Persons in labor disputes are counted as employed. The use of unrounded data does not imply that the numbers are exact. Georgia and Metropolitan
Statistical Area data have not been seasonally adjusted. Seasonally adjusted data for Georgia available upon request.

Albany MSA: Baker, Dougherty, Lee, Terrell, and Worth counties.
Athens - Clarke County MSA: Clarke, Madison, Oconee, and Oglethorpe counties.
Atlanta MSA: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson,
Heard, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton counties.
Augusta - Richmond County MSA: Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, and Richmond counties in Georgia and Aiken and Edgefield counties in South Carolina.
Brunswick MSA: Brantley, Glynn, and McIntosh counties.
Columbus MSA: Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion, and Muscogee counties in Georgia and Russell County in Alabama.
Dalton MSA: Murray and Whitfield counties.
Gainesville MSA: Hall County.
Hinesville - Fort Stewart MSA: Liberty and Long counties.
Macon MSA: Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, and Twiggs counties.
Rome MSA: Floyd County.
Savannah MSA: Bryan, Chatham, and Effingham counties.
Valdosta MSA: Brooks, Echols, Lanier, and Lowndes counties.
Warner Robins MSA: Houston County.
Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Workforce Information & Analysis

Georgia Department of Labor

Michael L. Thurmond, Commissioner

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program • Auxiliary Aids and Services Available Upon Request to Individuals With Disabilities

Georgia Labor Force Estimates (not Seasonally Adjusted)
Place of Residence - Persons 16 Years and Older

Area

C hange F rom

Employment
Status

DEC 2007

NOV 2007

DEC 2006

NOV 2007

DEC 2006

Hinesville-Ft.
Stewart MSA

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

31,461
29,998
1,463
4.7

31,466
30,132
1,334
4.2

30,631
29,057
1,574
5.1

-5
-134
129

830
941
-111

Macon MSA

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

114,239
108,552
5,687
5.0

113,925
108,854
5,071
4.5

113,009
107,346
5,663
5.0

314
-302
616

1,230
1,206
24

Rome MSA

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

53,126
50,742
2,384
4.5

53,215
51,004
2,211
4.2

53,079
51,012
2,067
3.9

-89
-262
173

47
-270
317

Savannah MSA

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

181,622
174,498
7,124
3.9

180,601
174,374
6,227
3.4

177,507
171,021
6,486
3.7

1,021
124
897

4,115
3,477
638

Valdosta MSA

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

69,734
66,791
2,943
4.2

69,405
66,848
2,557
3.7

68,410
65,837
2,573
3.8

329
-57
386

1,324
954
370

Warner Robins
MSA

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

70,336
67,564
2,772
3.9

69,600
67,123
2,477
3.6

67,669
65,078
2,591
3.8

736
441
295

2,667
2,486
181

United States Labor Force Estimates
Place of Residence - Persons 16 Years and Older

Area

United States

(Seasonally adjusted)

United States

(Not Seasonally adjusted)

Employment
Status

C hange F rom
DEC 2007

NOV 2007

DEC 2006

NOV 2007

DEC 2006

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

153,866,000
146,211,000
7,655,000
5.0

153,828,000
146,647,000
7,181,000
4.7

152,709,000
145,949,000
6,760,000
4.4

38,000
-436,000
474,000

1,157,000
262,000
895,000

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

153,705,000
146,334,000
7,371,000
4.8

154,035,000
147,118,000
6,917,000
4.5

152,571,000
146,081,000
6,491,000
4.3

-330,000
-784,000
454,000

1,134,000
253,000
880,000

*

Note: Employment includes nonagricultural wage and salary employment, self-employment, unpaid family and private household workers and agricultural
workers. Persons in labor disputes are counted as employed. The use of unrounded data does not imply that the numbers are exact. Georgia and Metropolitan
Statistical Area data have not been seasonally adjusted. Seasonally adjusted data for Georgia available upon request.
Albany MSA: Baker, Dougherty, Lee, Terrell, and Worth counties.
Athens - Clarke County MSA: Clarke, Madison, Oconee, and Oglethorpe counties.
Atlanta MSA: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson,
Heard, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton counties.
Augusta - Richmond County MSA: Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, and Richmond counties in Georgia and Aiken and Edgefield counties in South Carolina.
Brunswick MSA: Brantley, Glynn, and McIntosh counties.
Columbus MSA: Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion, and Muscogee counties in Georgia and Russell County in Alabama.
Dalton MSA: Murray and Whitfield counties.
Gainesville MSA: Hall County.
Hinesville - Fort Stewart MSA: Liberty and Long counties.
Macon MSA: Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, and Twiggs counties.
Rome MSA: Floyd County.
Savannah MSA: Bryan, Chatham, and Effingham counties.
Valdosta MSA: Brooks, Echols, Lanier, and Lowndes counties.
Warner Robins MSA: Houston County.
Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Workforce Information & Analysis

City Labor Force Estimates (not Seasonally Adjusted)
Place of Residence - Persons 16 Years and Older

December 2007
Labor
Force

Employment

*Albany

33,149

31,256

1,893

Alpharetta

24,158

23,436

*Athens

64,332

*Atlanta

December 2006

November 2007

Unemployment
Number
Rate

Labor
Force

Employment

Unemployment
Number
Rate

5.7

32,991

31,289

1,702

722

3.0

24,068

23,407

61,959

2,373

3.7

64,099

232,155

220,679

11,476

4.9

Fulton Part

214,836

204,107

10,729

Dekalb Part

17,319

16,572

*Augusta

92,759

*Columbus

Labor
Force

Employment

5.2

32,719

31,008

1,711

5.2

661

2.7

23,663

22,979

684

2.9

61,929

2,170

3.4

63,255

61,026

2,229

3.5

230,626

220,403

10,223

4.4

227,518

216,372

11,146

4.9

5.0

213,411

203,852

9,559

4.5

210,557

200,123

10,434

5.0

747

4.3

17,215

16,551

664

3.9

16,961

16,249

712

4.2

87,191

5,568

6.0

92,031

86,755

5,276

5.7

91,758

86,593

5,165

5.6

87,894

83,183

4,711

5.4

87,227

83,072

4,155

4.8

87,956

82,845

5,111

5.8

Dalton

15,845

15,176

669

4.2

15,746

15,108

638

4.1

15,754

15,125

629

4.0

Douglasville

14,676

14,004

672

4.6

14,569

13,986

583

4.0

14,334

13,730

604

4.2

East Point

20,089

18,984

1,105

5.5

19,926

18,960

966

4.8

19,655

18,613

1,042

5.3

Gainesville

16,050

15,535

515

3.2

15,951

15,484

467

2.9

15,672

15,182

490

3.1

Hinesville

14,227

13,656

571

4.0

14,254

13,717

537

3.8

13,902

13,228

674

4.8

Kennesaw

18,488

17,898

590

3.2

18,389

17,876

513

2.8

18,150

17,549

601

3.3

LaGrange

13,145

12,411

734

5.6

13,046

12,367

679

5.2

13,014

12,309

705

5.4

Lawrenceville

15,289

14,645

644

4.2

15,181

14,627

554

3.6

14,905

14,359

546

3.7

*Macon

42,214

39,696

2,518

6.0

42,035

39,807

2,228

5.3

41,727

39,255

2,472

5.9

*Marietta

37,143

35,796

1,347

3.6

36,982

35,752

1,230

3.3

36,363

35,098

1,265

3.5

Peachtree City

18,745

18,168

577

3.1

18,639

18,145

494

2.7

18,359

17,813

546

3.0

Rome

18,724

17,853

871

4.7

18,740

17,945

795

4.2

18,711

17,948

763

4.1

*Roswell

53,203

51,605

1,598

3.0

53,032

51,541

1,491

2.8

52,113

50,598

1,515

2.9

*Savannah

68,121

65,080

3,041

4.5

67,650

65,034

2,616

3.9

66,599

63,783

2,816

4.2

Smyrna

30,276

29,137

1,139

3.8

30,096

29,101

995

3.3

29,673

28,568

1,105

3.7

Valdosta

25,909

24,830

1,079

4.2

25,788

24,851

937

3.6

25,421

24,475

946

3.7

*Warner Robins

31,368

30,152

1,216

3.9

31,013

29,956

1,057

3.4

30,189

29,046

1,143

3.8

* Cities with total population of 50,000 or more
Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Workforce Information & Analysis

Unemployment
Number
Rate

Georgia Regional Development Centers (RDCs)
Labor Force

Employed

DEC 2007

DEC 2007

2,236,151

2,137,219

98,932

4.4

4.0

4.2

Central Savannah River

208,776

196,630

12,146

5.8

5.6

5.2

Chattahoochee - Flint

162,194

154,546

7,648

4.7

4.2

4.6

Coastal Georgia

320,784

307,821

12,963

4.0

3.6

3.8

Coosa Valley

319,851

305,543

14,308

4.5

4.7

3.9

Georgia Mountains

302,350

290,482

11,868

3.9

3.5

3.7

Heart of Georgia - Altamaha

131,770

124,736

7,034

5.3

5.0

5.2

Lower Chattahoochee

117,431

111,162

6,269

5.3

4.7

5.6

McIntosh Trail

69,179

65,249

3,930

5.7

5.1

5.5

Middle Flint

45,916

43,210

2,706

5.9

5.4

5.8

Middle Georgia

237,167

225,812

11,355

4.8

4.3

4.7

North Georgia

112,149

107,041

5,108

4.6

4.2

4.1

Northeast Georgia

289,914

277,143

12,771

4.4

4.0

4.2

South Georgia

123,580

117,216

6,364

5.1

4.6

4.5

Southeast Georgia

64,372

61,077

3,295

5.1

4.7

5.0

Southwest Georgia

171,781

163,132

8,649

5.0

4.5

4.6

Atlanta Regional Commission

Unemployed

Rate

DEC 2007 DEC 2007 NOV 2007 DEC 2006

Augusta Labor Force Estimates

Place of Residence - Persons 16 Years and Older
Employment
Status

Change From
DEC 2007

NOV 2007

DEC 2006

NOV 2007

DEC 2006

Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC MSA

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

259,766
245,360
14,406
5.5

257,733
244,451
13,282
5.2

259,193
244,345
14,848
5.7

2,033
909
1,124

573
1,015
-442

Residing in Georgia

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

173,266
163,705
9,561
5.5

172,046
162,887
9,159
5.3

171,015
162,581
8,434
4.9

1,220
818
402

2,251
1,124
1,127

Residing in South Carolina

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

86,500
81,655
4,845
5.6

85,687
81,564
4,123
4.8

88,178
81,764
6,414
7.3

813
91
722

-1,678
-109
-1,569

Area

*

Note: The Augusta Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Columbia, McDuffie, and Richmond counties, Georgia, and Aiken and Edgefield counties, South Carolina.
Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Workforce Information & Analysis.

Columbus Labor Force Estimates

Place of Residence - Persons 16 Years and Older
Employment
Status

Change From
DEC 2007

NOV 2007

DEC 2006

NOV 2007

DEC 2006

Columbus, GA-AL MSA

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

131,893
124,952
6,941
5.3

131,216
124,955
6,261
4.8

132,231
124,944
7,287
5.5

677
-3
680

-338
8
-346

Residing in Georgia

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

110,108
104,363
5,745
5.2

109,286
104,224
5,062
4.6

110,021
103,939
6,082
5.5

822
139
683

87
424
-337

Residing in Alabama

Civilian labor force
Employed
Unemployed
Rate

21,785
20,589
1,196
5.5

21,930
20,731
1,199
5.5

22,210
21,005
1,205
5.4

-145
-142
-3

-425
-416
-9

Area

*

Note: The Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Chattahoochee, Harris, and Muscogee counties, Georgia, and Russell county, Alabama.
Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Workforce Information & Analysis.

Produced by the Georgia Department of Labor, Workforce Information & Analysis
in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

County Labor Force Estimates (not Seasonally Adjusted)
Place of Residence - Persons 16 Years and Older

December 2007
Labor
Force

Georgia

Employment

Unemployment
Number
Rate

4,913,375 4,688,023 225,352

December 2006

November 2007

4.6

Labor
Force

Employment

Unemployment
Number
Rate

4,888,803 4,683,081 205,722

4.2

Labor
Force

Employment

Unemployment
Number
Rate

4,834,086 4,623,418 210,668

4.4

Appling
Atkinson
Bacon
Baker
Baldwin

9,060
3,377
4,713
1,881
20,952

8,565
3,189
4,499
1,791
19,700

495
188
214
90
1,252

5.5
5.6
4.5
4.8
6.0

9,033
3,369
4,679
1,870
20,884

8,567
3,201
4,513
1,793
19,746

466
168
166
77
1,138

5.2
5.0
3.5
4.1
5.4

8,851
3,482
5,040
1,864
21,072

8,386
3,267
4,777
1,777
19,906

465
215
263
87
1,166

5.3
6.2
5.2
4.7
5.5

Banks
Barrow
Bartow
Ben Hill
Berrien

10,837
33,233
48,278
8,321
8,950

10,477
31,725
45,905
7,532
8,555

360
1,508
2,373
789
395

3.3
4.5
4.9
9.5
4.4

10,717
33,041
48,034
8,224
8,894

10,413
31,686
45,847
7,515
8,533

304
1,355
2,187
709
361

2.8
4.1
4.6
8.6
4.1

10,004
32,432
47,123
8,507
9,140

9,714
31,106
45,009
7,915
8,744

290
1,326
2,114
592
396

2.9
4.1
4.5
7.0
4.3

Bibb
Bleckley
Brantley
Brooks
Bryan

75,659
5,488
7,958
8,964
16,748

71,707
5,183
7,602
8,515
16,193

3,952
305
356
449
555

5.2
5.6
4.5
5.0
3.3

75,398
5,447
7,893
8,912
16,700

71,907
5,184
7,586
8,523
16,182

3,491
263
307
389
518

4.6
4.8
3.9
4.4
3.1

74,834
5,072
7,957
8,753
16,403

70,911
4,816
7,597
8,394
15,871

3,923
256
360
359
532

5.2
5.0
4.5
4.1
3.2

Bulloch
Burke
Butts
Calhoun
Camden

32,614
10,638
9,874
2,200
21,217

31,270
9,709
9,337
2,060
20,343

1,344
929
537
140
874

4.1
8.7
5.4
6.4
4.1

32,860
10,611
9,802
2,159
21,061

31,655
9,660
9,326
2,056
20,299

1,205
951
476
103
762

3.7
9.0
4.9
4.8
3.6

32,099
10,280
9,633
2,393
21,075

30,895
9,642
9,155
2,264
20,247

1,204
638
478
129
828

3.8
6.2
5.0
5.4
3.9

Candler
Carroll
Catoosa
Charlton
Chatham

4,521
54,860
36,775
4,736
136,741

4,311
52,276
35,491
4,481
131,163

210
2,584
1,284
255
5,578

4.6
4.7
3.5
5.4
4.1

4,523
54,528
37,065
4,662
135,909

4,335
52,211
35,565
4,447
131,070

188
2,317
1,500
215
4,839

4.2
4.2
4.0
4.6
3.6

4,573
53,811
36,633
4,643
133,629

4,383
51,256
35,470
4,448
128,550

190
2,555
1,163
195
5,079

4.2
4.7
3.2
4.2
3.8

Chattahoochee 2,743
Chattooga
11,053
Cherokee
108,540
Clarke
64,332
Clay
1,599

2,486
10,409
104,368
61,959
1,498

257
644
4,172
2,373
101

9.4
5.8
3.8
3.7
6.3

2,702
11,656
107,982
64,099
1,572

2,482
10,414
104,238
61,929
1,479

220
1,242
3,744
2,170
93

8.1
10.7
3.5
3.4
5.9

2,693
11,100
105,976
63,255
1,516

2,476
10,571
102,331
61,026
1,451

217
529
3,645
2,229
65

8.1
4.8
3.4
3.5
4.3

Clayton
Clinch
Cobb
Coffee
Colquitt

146,425
2,820
399,421
16,728
21,041

138,439
2,648
383,758
15,715
20,086

7,986
172
15,663
1,013
955

5.5
6.1
3.9
6.1
4.5

145,666
2,779
397,298
16,763
21,058

138,266
2,615
383,277
15,775
20,202

7,400
164
14,021
988
856

5.1
5.9
3.5
5.9
4.1

143,133
2,825
391,029
17,050
21,415

135,736
2,686
376,266
16,096
20,547

7,397
139
14,763
954
868

5.2
4.9
3.8
5.6
4.1

Columbia
Cook
Coweta
Crawford
Crisp

58,791
7,089
60,420
6,420
10,957

56,492
6,698
57,990
6,162
10,324

2,299
391
2,430
258
633

3.9
5.5
4.0
4.0
5.8

58,455
7,080
60,052
6,409
10,809

56,210
6,697
57,917
6,179
10,265

2,245
383
2,135
230
544

3.8
5.4
3.6
3.6
5.0

58,123
7,069
59,081
6,399
10,510

56,104
6,665
56,858
6,093
9,865

2,019
404
2,223
306
645

3.5
5.7
3.8
4.8
6.1

Dade
Dawson
Decatur
DeKalb
Dodge

8,892
11,173
11,736
396,435
9,649

8,557
10,753
11,052
377,588
9,189

335
420
684
18,847
460

3.8
3.8
5.8
4.8
4.8

8,947
11,122
11,733
394,302
9,576

8,575
10,739
11,123
377,115
9,155

372
383
610
17,187
421

4.2
3.4
5.2
4.4
4.4

8,872
10,940
12,122
388,406
9,677

8,552
10,543
11,447
370,217
9,237

320
397
675
18,189
440

3.6
3.6
5.6
4.7
4.5

5,047
43,156
64,421
5,299
2,473

4,781
40,756
61,303
5,009
2,401

266
2,400
3,118
290
72

5.3
5.6
4.8
5.5
2.9

4,959
42,973
64,018
5,250
2,465

4,736
40,799
61,226
4,996
2,403

223
2,174
2,792
254
62

4.5
5.1
4.4
4.8
2.5

4,904
42,669
62,973
5,828
2,432

4,646
40,433
60,106
5,557
2,367

258
2,236
2,867
271
65

5.3
5.2
4.6
4.6
2.7

Dooly
Dougherty
Douglas
Early
Echols

County Labor Force Estimates (not Seasonally Adjusted)
Place of Residence - Persons 16 Years and Older

Labor
Force

Employment

Labor
Force

Employment

3.5
6.4
5.4
5.1
4.1

27,992
9,964
10,883
4,951
11,326

27,122
9,331
10,244
4,759
10,920

870
633
639
192
406

3.1
6.4
5.9
3.9
3.6

27,476
10,086
10,914
5,164
11,054

26,601
9,498
10,391
4,956
10,654

875
588
523
208
400

3.2
5.8
4.8
4.0
3.6

2,089
2,384
2,905
538
23,291

3.6
4.5
3.6
5.1
4.7

57,187
53,215
81,350
10,567
490,764

55,318
51,004
78,757
10,068
469,696

1,869
2,211
2,593
499
21,068

3.3
4.2
3.2
4.7
4.3

56,322
53,079
79,729
11,110
483,202

54,306
51,012
77,316
10,568
461,105

2,016
2,067
2,413
542
22,097

3.6
3.9
3.0
4.9
4.6

14,208
1,107
39,530
26,590
11,878

555
58
1,547
1,437
558

3.8
5.0
3.8
5.1
4.5

14,736
1,159
40,804
27,793
12,332

14,244
1,104
39,446
26,525
11,873

492
55
1,358
1,268
459

3.3
4.7
3.3
4.6
3.7

14,464
1,233
40,968
28,008
12,381

13,954
1,172
39,505
26,876
11,904

510
61
1,463
1,132
477

3.5
4.9
3.6
4.0
3.9

7,478
431,525
20,415
91,288
3,457

7,072
414,315
19,599
87,961
3,125

406
17,210
816
3,327
332

5.4
4.0
4.0
3.6
9.6

7,480
429,333
20,436
90,665
3,454

7,074
413,797
19,691
87,672
3,132

406
15,536
745
2,993
322

5.4
3.6
3.6
3.3
9.3

7,098
422,007
20,176
88,984
3,492

6,672
406,228
19,398
85,960
3,157

426
15,779
778
3,024
335

6.0
3.7
3.9
3.4
9.6

Haralson
Harris
Hart
Heard
Henry

13,897
15,938
10,943
5,315
95,991

13,256
15,316
10,212
5,080
91,581

641
622
731
235
4,410

4.6
3.9
6.7
4.4
4.6

13,805
15,841
10,892
5,299
95,369

13,239
15,296
10,215
5,074
91,466

566
545
677
225
3,903

4.1
3.4
6.2
4.2
4.1

13,590
15,837
11,187
5,211
93,859

12,997
15,254
10,468
4,981
89,793

593
583
719
230
4,066

4.4
3.7
6.4
4.4
4.3

Houston
Irwin
Jackson
Jasper
Jeff Davis

70,336
4,684
27,485
6,796
5,247

67,564
4,298
26,346
6,458
4,912

2,772
386
1,139
338
335

3.9
8.2
4.1
5.0
6.4

69,600
4,612
27,342
6,766
5,236

67,123
4,288
26,339
6,450
4,882

2,477
324
1,003
316
354

3.6
7.0
3.7
4.7
6.8

67,669
4,773
27,988
6,623
5,617

65,078
4,515
26,981
6,332
5,172

2,591
258
1,007
291
445

3.8
5.4
3.6
4.4
7.9

Jefferson
Jenkins
Johnson
Jones
Lamar

7,278
3,318
3,892
14,215
8,347

6,751
2,959
3,641
13,580
7,958

527
359
251
635
389

7.2
10.8
6.4
4.5
4.7

7,201
3,325
3,840
14,196
8,336

6,733
2,958
3,609
13,618
7,948

468
367
231
578
388

6.5
11.0
6.0
4.1
4.7

7,121
3,761
3,844
14,056
8,265

6,722
3,489
3,676
13,429
7,803

399
272
168
627
462

5.6
7.2
4.4
4.5
5.6

Lanier
Laurens
Lee
Liberty
Lincoln

4,082
22,970
17,238
25,139
3,869

3,927
21,783
16,619
23,886
3,630

155
1,187
619
1,253
239

3.8
5.2
3.6
5.0
6.2

4,085
22,735
17,186
25,145
3,853

3,930
21,598
16,637
23,993
3,627

155
1,137
549
1,152
226

3.8
5.0
3.2
4.6
5.9

4,038
23,159
17,113
24,487
3,840

3,870
21,994
16,488
23,137
3,614

168
1,165
625
1,350
226

4.2
5.0
3.7
5.5
5.9

Long
Lowndes
Lumpkin
McDuffie
McIntosh

6,322
54,215
13,628
11,078
5,483

6,112
51,948
13,088
10,313
5,265

210
2,267
540
765
218

3.3
4.2
4.0
6.9
4.0

6,321
53,944
13,628
10,948
5,445

6,139
51,993
13,154
10,262
5,254

182
1,951
474
686
191

2.9
3.6
3.5
6.3
3.5

6,144
53,186
13,041
10,854
5,469

5,920
51,206
12,544
10,242
5,262

224
1,980
497
612
207

3.6
3.7
3.8
5.6
3.8

Macon
Madison
Marion
Meriwether
Miller

5,117
16,879
3,533
10,594
3,691

4,778
16,235
3,379
9,941
3,543

339
644
154
653
148

6.6
3.8
4.4
6.2
4.0

5,112
16,817
3,516
10,476
3,669

4,790
16,227
3,374
9,929
3,541

322
590
142
547
128

6.3
3.5
4.0
5.2
3.5

5,507
16,575
3,536
10,431
3,856

5,159
15,990
3,365
9,747
3,719

348
585
171
684
137

6.3
3.5
4.8
6.6
3.6

Mitchell
Monroe
Montgomery
Morgan
Murray

10,694
13,142
4,773
9,827
22,260

10,093
12,583
4,544
9,386
21,191

601
559
229
441
1,069

5.6
4.3
4.8
4.5
4.8

10,579
13,136
4,712
9,804
22,076

10,049
12,618
4,513
9,419
21,096

530
518
199
385
980

5.0
3.9
4.2
3.9
4.4

10,650
12,984
4,508
9,379
22,097

10,162
12,443
4,292
8,983
21,120

488
541
216
396
977

4.6
4.2
4.8
4.2
4.4

Effingham
Elbert
Emanuel
Evans
Fannin
Fayette
Floyd
Forsyth
Franklin
Fulton
Gilmer
Glascock
Glynn
Gordon
Grady
Greene
Gwinnett
Habersham
Hall
Hancock

Labor
Force

Employment

28,131
9,989
10,908
5,002
11,334

27,141
9,349
10,315
4,749
10,872

990
640
593
253
462

57,476
53,126
81,761
10,653
493,576

55,387
50,742
78,856
10,115
470,285

14,763
1,165
41,077
28,027
12,436

December 2006

November 2007

December 2007
Unemployment
Number
Rate

Unemployment
Number
Rate

Unemployment
Number
Rate

County Labor Force Estimates (not Seasonally Adjusted)
Place of Residence - Persons 16 Years and Older

December 2007
Labor
Force

Employment

Muscogee
Newton
Oconee
Oglethorpe
Paulding

87,894
46,034
18,694
8,211
63,665

83,183
43,499
18,137
7,919
60,928

4,711
2,535
557
292
2,737

Peach
Pickens
Pierce
Pike
Polk

11,710
15,542
8,654
8,322
21,378

11,102
14,894
8,313
7,939
20,406

Pulaski
Putnam
Quitman
Rabun
Randolph

4,830
10,368
1,008
7,004
2,768

Richmond
Rockdale
Schley
Screven
Seminole

December 2006

November 2007

Unemployment
Number
Rate

Labor
Force

Employment

Unemployment
Number
Rate

Labor
Force

Employment

5.4
5.5
3.0
3.6
4.3

87,227
45,741
18,632
8,193
63,333

83,072
43,444
18,128
7,916
60,852

4,155
2,297
504
277
2,481

608
648
341
383
972

5.2
4.2
3.9
4.6
4.5

11,633
15,425
8,634
8,270
21,255

11,088
14,876
8,328
7,929
20,412

4,627
9,819
949
6,640
2,589

203
549
59
364
179

4.2
5.3
5.9
5.2
6.5

4,745
10,276
993
7,045
2,738

92,759
42,341
1,821
7,312
4,030

87,191
40,195
1,701
6,918
3,797

5,568
2,146
120
394
233

6.0
5.1
6.6
5.4
5.8

Spalding
Stephens
Stewart
Sumter
Talbot

30,252
13,727
2,297
14,744
3,184

28,490
13,074
2,141
13,801
3,000

1,762
653
156
943
184

Taliaferro
Tattnall
Taylor
Telfair
Terrell

836
9,322
3,434
4,977
4,773

757
8,847
3,234
4,641
4,507

Thomas
Tift
Toombs
Towns
Treutlen

22,680
19,692
14,326
6,307
2,760

Troup
Turner
Twiggs
Union
Upson

Unemployment
Number
Rate

4.8
5.0
2.7
3.4
3.9

87,956
45,059
18,382
8,076
62,090

82,845
42,649
17,863
7,800
59,739

5,111
2,410
519
276
2,351

5.8
5.3
2.8
3.4
3.8

545
549
306
341
843

4.7
3.6
3.5
4.1
4.0

11,646
15,110
8,523
8,119
21,511

11,029
14,604
8,177
7,784
20,650

617
506
346
335
861

5.3
3.3
4.1
4.1
4.0

4,575
9,835
947
6,723
2,581

170
441
46
322
157

3.6
4.3
4.6
4.6
5.7

4,667
10,344
1,034
7,868
2,877

4,479
9,896
957
7,316
2,736

188
448
77
552
141

4.0
4.3
7.4
7.0
4.9

92,031
42,047
1,836
7,253
3,995

86,755
40,144
1,707
6,913
3,800

5,276
1,903
129
340
195

5.7
4.5
7.0
4.7
4.9

91,758
41,436
1,809
7,278
4,058

86,593
39,410
1,709
6,933
3,855

5,165
2,026
100
345
203

5.6
4.9
5.5
4.7
5.0

5.8
4.8
6.8
6.4
5.8

30,008
13,676
2,284
14,726
3,162

28,454
13,064
2,136
13,850
2,996

1,554
612
148
876
166

5.2
4.5
6.5
5.9
5.2

29,661
13,904
2,015
14,738
3,183

27,934
13,168
1,876
13,865
2,933

1,727
736
139
873
250

5.8
5.3
6.9
5.9
7.9

79
475
200
336
266

9.4
5.1
5.8
6.8
5.6

820
9,159
3,410
4,825
4,776

758
8,783
3,218
4,464
4,512

62
376
192
361
264

7.6
4.1
5.6
7.5
5.5

779
9,120
3,326
5,401
4,702

715
8,646
3,139
4,970
4,471

64
474
187
431
231

8.2
5.2
5.6
8.0
4.9

21,617
18,561
13,641
6,041
2,622

1,063
1,131
685
266
138

4.7
5.7
4.8
4.2
5.0

22,613
19,603
14,164
6,255
2,752

21,631
18,545
13,551
6,036
2,614

982
1,058
613
219
138

4.3
5.4
4.3
3.5
5.0

23,323
20,379
13,540
6,013
2,746

22,431
19,322
12,885
5,821
2,589

892
1,057
655
192
157

3.8
5.2
4.8
3.2
5.7

31,005
5,110
4,803
11,677
12,384

29,259
4,781
4,520
11,194
11,525

1,746
329
283
483
859

5.6
6.4
5.9
4.1
6.9

30,765
5,065
4,787
11,593
12,205

29,154
4,772
4,533
11,195
11,441

1,611
293
254
398
764

5.2
5.8
5.3
3.4
6.3

30,680
5,244
4,736
10,787
12,003

29,019
4,939
4,470
10,414
11,274

1,661
305
266
373
729

5.4
5.8
5.6
3.5
6.1

Walker
Walton
Ware
Warren
Washington

34,760
40,956
15,386
2,457
8,512

33,259
39,058
14,630
2,263
8,016

1,501
1,898
756
194
496

4.3
4.6
4.9
7.9
5.8

35,606
40,713
15,324
2,426
8,455

33,329
39,009
14,655
2,253
8,008

2,277
1,704
669
173
447

6.4
4.2
4.4
7.1
5.3

34,596
40,305
15,135
2,478
8,403

33,239
38,295
14,391
2,260
7,929

1,357
2,010
744
218
474

3.9
5.0
4.9
8.8
5.6

Wayne
Webster
Wheeler
White
Whitfield

12,344
1,263
3,103
12,937
48,250

11,625
1,212
2,951
12,472
45,876

719
51
152
465
2,374

5.8
4.0
4.9
3.6
4.9

12,271
1,255
3,053
12,991
47,911

11,641
1,212
2,907
12,584
45,669

630
43
146
407
2,242

5.1
3.4
4.8
3.1
4.7

12,192
1,197
3,168
12,675
47,881

11,480
1,145
2,990
12,205
45,720

712
52
178
470
2,161

5.8
4.3
5.6
3.7
4.5

Wilcox
Wilkes
Wilkinson
Worth

3,428
4,618
4,732
10,926

3,217
4,317
4,448
10,324

211
301
284
602

6.2
6.5
6.0
5.5

3,378
4,640
4,724
10,874

3,183
4,327
4,452
10,334

195
313
272
540

5.8
6.7
5.8
5.0

3,332
4,887
4,649
10,808

3,149
4,542
4,373
10,242

183
345
276
566

5.5
7.1
5.9
5.2

Unemployment Rate by Counties
December 2007
Dade

Catoosa
Whitfield

Walker
Chattooga

Towns

Fannin
Gilmer

Pickens

Stephens

Dawson

Banks

Hall

Forsyth

Cherokee

Bartow

Gwinnett

Cobb

Paulding
Haralson

Douglas

Fayette

Troup

Greene

Pike

Lamar

Putnam

Jasper

Butts

Spalding
Meriwether

Oglethorpe

Columbia
McDuffie
Warren
Richmond

Hancock

Glascock
Jefferson

Baldwin

Jones

Monroe

Lincoln

Taliaferro

Henry

Coweta

Heard

Less than 4.6%

Wilkes

Morgan

Newton

4.6% to 6.9%

Elbert

Oconee

Rockdale

Clayton

Hart

Madison

Clarke

Walton

DeKalb

Fulton

Carroll

Barrow

7.0% to 8.9%

Franklin

Jackson
Polk

9.0% or greater

White Habersham
Lumpkin

Gordon

Floyd

Rabun

Union

Murray

Burke

Washington

Upson
Bibb

Harris

Talbot
Taylor

Webster

Dooly

Sumter

Clay

Terrell

Calhoun

Lee

Dougherty

Bulloch

Dodge

Wheeler
Telfair
Jeff Davis

Irwin

Worth

Bryan

Tattnall

Ben Hill

Turner

Evans

Toombs

Coffee

Long

Appling

Bacon

Liberty

Wayne

McIntosh

Tift
Pierce

Mitchell

Miller

Candler

Montgomery

Wilcox

Baker

Early

Treutlen

Effingham
Pulaski

Crisp
Randolph

Laurens

Macon
Schley

Quitman

Emanuel

Peach
Houston Bleckley

Marion
Chattahoochee

Screven

Johnson

Twiggs

Muscogee

Stewart

Jenkins

Wilkinson

Crawford

Berrien
Colquitt

Atkinson

Cook

Ware

Brantley

Glynn

Lanier

Seminole
Decatur

Grady

Thomas

Clinch

Brooks
Lowndes

Camden
Charlton

Echols

Georgia’s Unemployment Rate: 4.6%

Chatham