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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Area Employment Analysis

( Data Date : October 2017 )

Georgia Employment Data

Located in the southeastern region of the United States, Georgia stakes claim to the busiest airport in the world: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Atlanta, Georgia’s largest city, is also the largest contributor to the state’s economy.





The latest employment scorecard for the State of Georgia for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Georgia’s labor force grew at a healthy 2.32 percent year over year pace. Georgia’s unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent, and its labor force increased 0.6 percent to a good 63.1 percent. You can view what jobs are available in Georgia, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

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Georgia Employment Data:

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Area Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)


  • The unemployment rate in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Area, metro area was 4.1% in October 2017, 0.1% higher than last month, and lower by 0.7% from a year ago.

  • Compared to national and state unemployment rates, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Area, metro area unemployment rate in October 2017 was lower by 0% than the U.S. rate of 4.1%, and lower by 0.3% than the Georgia state unemployment rate of 4.4%.

  • Total employment in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Area, metro area increased by 4.8% (13844 more persons employed) over the past quarter, and increased by 4.8% ( 1803803 less ) over the past year.

  • The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Area, metro area has an employable civilian labor force (employed + unemployed persons age 16 and older) of 3,046,032 persons.

  • The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Area, metro area labor force shrunk by 1.3% (32533 persons) over the past quarter, and shrunk by 2.7% (35477 persons) over the past year.

  • Current Rate
    Last Year
    Last QTR
    Last Month
    Difference Since Last Quarter
    4.1%
    + 4.8%
    + 4.8%
    - 4%
    + 13844


    %95.86 of the Total Labor Force is Employed.


    Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.